Monthly Archives: February 2014

India and Nepal (Day 21).

Let’s Roll We cycled away from the crowded Thamel tourist district weaving our way through countless pedestrians and onto the open road. Less people, more cars! It took a few minutes to get used to traffic passing dangerously close to

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India and Nepal (Day 20)

It was worth it. No matter how early or cold! We scampered up to the hotel roof to watch the sun come up. Last night the sunset was great, but this was incredible! The children went for a walk, the

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India and Nepal (Day 19)

The rain had cleared away the smog. Perfect. Today we were heading to Nagarkot. One of the best places to view the Himalayas in all of Nepal. Our bus was filled beyond capacity with eager students from class four and

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India and Nepal (Day 18)

This morning a few of us visited the church in Nepal, while others went in search of bargains on the streets of Thamel. We met back up for lunch and I introduced the team to the former school principal Dinesh and

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Lisa’s Poem

HOPE School Nepal Kids with bright eyes and big smiles Quick of thought, smart, eager Snotty noses but friendly faces “Hello Miiiss, Hello Sar – come and play” Poor homes, sick parents No light, dirt floor Small space, zero privacy

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India and Nepal (Day 17)

Can you make a difference in less than a week? When volunteering in schools you hope what you do can make a lasting impact. It’s pretty impossible to do that in a couple of weeks, let alone a few days.

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India and Nepal (Day 16)

Bistare, Bistare (Slowly, Slowly) Progress is slow in Nepal. Since the first time I visited in 2010 until now, very little has changed. The capital city, Kathmandu still has no Rail services and the narrow roads are in terrible condition. Bins

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India and Nepal (Day 15)

Hotel 7 Star. The name is barely an exaggeration. The service was incredible, the guides were fantastic, the accommodation was outstanding and the food was out of this world. Even after we insisted they’d forgot to charge us for extras,

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India and Nepal (Day 14)

A punbeelievable adventure Today we ventured further into the jungle as our Safari bus drove us deeper into the bush…what happened next I have taken the liberty of explaining with creative license! The area we headed to today was well

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India and Nepal (Day 13)

Highlights/Lowlights Dugout Canoe Ride Elephant Safari Wild Rhino’s The early morning was offset by a good night’s sleep, a buffet breakfast and the dugout canoe ride we were about to go on. We set off down a crystal clear river

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