We are really very lucky because we will be in two villages, where the locals have built us special houses - traditional houses made of woven bamboo. We found these to be very comfortable last year, and weren't too stiff sleeping on the sleeping platforms with our old Paddy Pallin sleeping bags. We also left some inflatable mattresses at Mando last year - perhaps they will still be there in the house when we go back there next week?
Jim, my husband, is also frantically getting prepared. He is the chief packer and is looking quite bewildered at the array of stuff I have put out for packing. The mystery photo below is one of the gifts we are giving the village as a repayment for their hospitality - part of it anyway. It is a stand for keyboard we are presenting to the village for their church. Fortunately, someone else in the group is carrying the keyboard.