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Vacationing vs volunteering

Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | Views [548]

I had to catch the 7:30am bus to Kathmandu so I didn’t have much time to spend in Pokhara. I really would have liked to have gone up to the Peace Pagoda, but I’ll just have to come back and do it. January and February is a better time for seeing the ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Batuli bids farewell to Damdame

Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | Views [814] | Comments [1]

Last day in Damdame…..Only a few children are at the library this morning and I keep my distance because I feel poorly. When you combine the exertions from yesterdays climb, running around with a wet head in the cool air and the fact that the kids have ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Holi cow! Where's the chocolate?

Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Views [917]

The first thing I heard Kathryn say when she woke up this morning is that she was going to go to Pokhara to buy some gifts for our host family. I asked if I could go along. As much as I enjoyed the day of leisure yesterday, I knew that I would get restless ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Bohini, bohini..... I love that word

Saturday, 27 Feb 2010 | Views [1087]

Last night the water was restored to the village, but this morning it is off again. I groan as I think of my unwashed hair and clothes. I really didn’t want to have to go all the way to Pokhara to take a bath. Then I thought of the river. We passed ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Greenpeace forgive me!

Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | Views [524]

Last night the water was restored to the village, but this morning it is off again. I groan as I think of my unwashed hair and clothes. I really didn’t want to have to go all the way to Pokhara to take a bath. Then I thought of the river. We passed ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Batuli's last day of teaching

Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | Views [752]

There is a sobering silence over the village this morning as the water still hasn’t returned. The villagers start to feel the pinch as they have to haul buckets up from the well to water their livestock. I stop asking when the water will be back on.... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Propaganda and roti

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | Views [478]

The rain from the day before had cleared out and left a fine morning. We took the opportunity after the morning session at the library to hike further up on the mountain to get better views of Macchupuchhre and the Annapurnas. I love the contrast of ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Batuli and the English teacher

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | Views [799]

I made it to the 11:00 English class today, although the class did not start right away. Apparently there is no penalty for students or the teacher being late to a class. The 11:00 class was the grade eight students and again, I read for them and they ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


Batuli in the spotlight

Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | Views [790]

I am only one of a few westerners to have visited Damdame, so I am considered to be somewhat exotic. Aamaa’s neighbor, in particular, has taken keen interest in me, and when she comes over I notice her studying me intensely. She is a middle-aged, unmarried ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering


The return of Batuli

Sunday, 21 Feb 2010 | Views [444]

I try to enjoy my last western meal for more than a week. The hotel is burning incense near to where I am sitting and the sweet burning smell is dominating my taste buds. Even worse, Kathryn is in a foul mood because of some family issues and her frustration ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, volunteering


Sightseeing in Pokhara, but not really

Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 | Views [506]

Bhai met us at the hotel around 8:45am for our day of sightseeing. Saroj had also materialized that morning and he asked if he could crash our sightseeing expedition. I said that he could not realizing that Bhai had our entire day planned including ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, volunteering


Running back to Pokhara for the weekend

Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | Views [431]

Democracy Day--School is out today and we are only committed to the morning session of the library. Since there is no school, it makes for a wonderfully quiet morning that I can spend getting an idea of all of the materials in the library. After we ... Read more >


Period of adjustment

Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | Views [309]

I don’t like to be crude, but that first day at the village home, it was all about the bodily functions. Yes, the lack of electricity took some getting used to, but I thought that was kind of fun. The really earth shaker was getting used to the lack ... Read more >


The rise of Batuli

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | Views [455]

We had to meet the cab driver in front of Happy Home at 6:20 to catch our 7:00am bus to Pokhara. The power was off when I got up at 5:30 and I had to stumble around in the dark to get ready. I was so happy to be getting out of Kathmandu that I did not ... Read more >


Countdown to volunteer gig

Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | Views [397]

I slept at Happy Home last night and nearly froze to death. I hadn’t eaten dinner with the family the night before because I was embarrassed to be intruding upon their family time. Besides, it sounded kind of raucous up there and I wasn’t feeling like ... Read more >


An interesting day at Pashupati

Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [584]

The INFO Nepal volunteers are invited to stay at Happy Home during the duration of their orientation and this morning, we packed up at Tibet Guesthouse and got a cab over to Happy Home which is a big house in a more suburban section of Kathmandu. We ... Read more >


Happy Tibetan New Year!

Sunday, 14 Feb 2010 | Views [328]

The plans that we had made for Saturday were wrecked by our illnesses. Yes, Kathryn was sick too, although she was not hit as hard as I was. I spent most of the day curled up in bed wishing for death, but I did make it down to the market to purchase ... Read more >


Mahashivarattri part II

Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [396]

It was Mahashivarattri. A festival that celebrated Shiva and brought many pilgrims to his temples to pay respects. Kathryn had read in the newspapers that millions of Nepalis and Indians were going to the Pashupati temple on the east side of Kathmandu.... Read more >


Mahashivarattri part I

Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [296]

On our previous trip around Kathmandu Kathryn was content to be led around by a self-appointed tour guide while I gnashed my teeth over being duped. Today I was content to hire a tour guide to see Durbar Square while she rejected the idea completely.... Read more >


A Fax, a fax, my kingdom for a fax!

Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | Views [444]

The majority of my day was spent trying to find a decent hotel to move into and trying to find a place that will do an international fax. The Hotel Ganesh Himal could not extend my stay for another two nights so they offered a room in the hotel next ... Read more >


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