Passat fit for 1 more year

Passat headlight replaced

Yep, the Passat failed the first pass at the ‘Auto securité’ (MOT test in the UK, TUV in Germany) for the first time in 10 years.  A new headlamp unit was needed as the old one had gone opaque and was diffusing the beam too much.

Cost: 185€ without fitting ;( ! Still we should be OK until next December now 🙂 when we will need to replace the other one which was just good enough to pass the test.

Now the Passat can ‘hibernate’ until Spring when Veda will restart driving, once the snow has gone.

Annapurna circuit day 3 Getting the permits

Our permit to use the Annapurna circuit

After a good night’s sleep under the mosquito net (yes there are plenty of mosquitos here during the rainy season!) it was in to town with Prem to meet up with BJ and Ranjan to get our permits for the Annapurna Sanctuary & buy a sleeping bag and a jacket. Continue reading