'We were two days' walk from the wireless station but news of the message waiting for me there had travelled fast, largely because it was incomprehensible to the readers] So, by the time I heard it, it had undergone a Chinese whispers-type transformation and was total gobbledegook to me as well. I assured the messenger it was a joke and pressed on,' writes Ms Reader.
Ms Reader apologises in case her letter is delayed in reaching us: 'It seems that the Druk Air aircraft has had fungus in the fuel tank, so has been out of operation for a while, which means post has been delayed . . . '
She returns in December to plan the Radio 5 programme that she is to make - her reward for winning the Reluctant Tourist competition.