An election that was supposed to take place in November, 2012 happened today. Due to the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 27th last year, the election has been put off until now.

We have not noticed any bigger effects from the elections up here in the mountains apart from this morning – armed men everywhere along the paths we walk every morning. I am not used to seeing armed men, though we do feel safe up here compared to many people in Kathamandu. Roads and streets have been clear from civilians who have been scared to leave their homes due to bombthreats.

The attached photo has been borrowed.