Oh dear, we have a problem. Or do we? – I don’t know. Recently there was an incident of drowning in milk. The KTMKTM Google Group is imperfect that’s for sure. On the one hand, how else can you get your message to over 910 people in one go without paying for an ad in […]

The lovely Nepal Red Cross can offer certified 3.5 day first aid training courses in English or Nepali for groups of 15 people. I’d like to stop procrastinating and get a group together and take a course. If you are interested in forming a group, please add a comment below. Additionally, if you know of […]

There is lots of information available about preparing for an earthquake and here is some more thanks to JoAnne Kelly. Some points are targeted towards foreigners living in Kathmandu, but kit and go-bag apply to anyone. Sign up for a first aid course Know your wardens (ask your embassy). Make sure your warden knows where […]

At the time of writing (mid July 2011): 154 get no email and view on the web or via RSS feed 544 get email immediately every single time a message is posted (so do make sure you post only relevant stuff) 174 get the digest email 174 get the abridged email Too many emails? – […]

Why do some people, as quoted below, offer their appartments for expats or foreigners only? Re: [ktmktm:1122] FLAT for RENT ( Fully furnished apartment for expat ) Flat for rent in a quiet residential area near St. Mary’s School’s etc. etc. etc. etc. Please discuss below, and please keep it polite.

An earthquake alarm can give you valuable seconds before the damaging part of the earthquake hits. It works by detecting certain types of vibrations. An earthquake causes two kinds of vibrations in the earth called S-waves and P-waves. It’s a bit like thunder and lightning – you can see the lightning long before you hear […]