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Photos: Summary of our stay in about 50 pictures

NEPAL | Monday, 2 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Famous last words....??

NEPAL | Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | Views [698]

A last posting from Nepal before getting on the flight back home, so time to write down all those generic impressions gathered over the last few months and empty the mental 'tea cup' to have a fresh view when back in NZ.   Since the first impressions ... Read more >

A simple ABC to Annapurna Base Camp

NEPAL | Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | Views [518]

Dec.8th and the legs are a bit sore, having just returned from a trek to Annapurna Base Camp (or ABC). After the bus trip from Kathmandu we went back to the same guesthouse we stayed last time (Trekkies) having rather spacious rooms, and being away from ... Read more >

Back to "civilisation"

NEPAL | Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | Views [312]

Hi all, Great feeling of holiday ow that the medical post is closed, and we've just arrived back in Kathmandu. After ten weeks of "being there" for big and small problems, about 300 ptients have been treated, some 15 evacuations have been ... Read more >

Trekking holiday in Nepal...for Mika!

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | Views [327]

A brief update from Hermann's bakery in Pangboche ,while we are on our 5th day of Mika's 6 days trek. As the season is coming to its end, we are allowed some days to explore the area, and indeed did the Cho La and Kongma La passes.  On our way we visited ... Read more >

new email address...!

NEPAL | Saturday, 12 Nov 2011 | Views [362]

Hi all, First of all we'd like to announce our new email-address (but don't want to spell it out on the public internet). It's the same as our old address, but with the year 2011 inserted before the '@hotmail.com'.  Hope this is all clear; we'll be ... Read more >

Who stole out hotmail account???

NEPAL | Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | Views [346]

First of all an apology for those of you who've received spam emails from our hotmail account: apparently we've worked on an infected computer somewhere. For the moment this means we do not have a working account, but hope to getthat aettled within the ... Read more >

Photos: Update from Namche (2)

NEPAL | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Oops - the dentist!

NEPAL | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | Views [333]

Time for internet access and some typing, but not because I (Hans) like it! Main reason to go to Namche today was to visit the dental clinic, but fortunately it turned out that my suspected tooth problem does not require ay drilling or filling. Still ... Read more >

tracking towards Everest (but leaving it for next time)

NEPAL | Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | Views [346]

The good news (although a bit late) is that NZ made the finals for the Rugby World Cup. Off course you will all know that, but we didn't until yesterday. Lots of sky here but no Sky Sport. Anyway, Mika is now in Gokyo, where there is a temporary medical ... Read more >

Out of breath in Gokyo

NEPAL | Sunday, 9 Oct 2011 | Views [372]

A few weeks further and finally getting use to the lack of oxygen..! At the time of the last update Mika had already moved on to Maccherma with the rest of the crew (coordinator Chhewang, cook and multitasker Kancha, doctor ... Read more >

Photos: Namche Bazar - first time around

NEPAL | Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

Some shots of Hans' tramp up to Namche
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Hans thinks it should be Namche "Bizar"

NEPAL | Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | Views [518]

Well, after a decent tramp from Jiri, number 2 (aka Hans) has also reached Namche, to be amazed by the “resort’-type feeling it has (until you explore the side streets. The unofficial name is Namche Bazar, but Bizar would be more appropriate.... Read more >

Mika in Namche Bazar

NEPAL | Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 | Views [418]

After a very early flight to Lukla with a total of only 150 kg luggage for the 5 of us (3 doctors, a physiotherapist and our guide/manager/translator Chhewang), we found ourselves local transport: 5 'dzjobkes' (a crossing between a cow and a yak) to ... Read more >

Preparations in Kathmandu

NEPAL | Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | Views [568] | Comments [2]

We hardly saw the Annapurna range as it is still monsoon season, but we definitely enjoyed Pokhara and the athmosphere in the villages around it. On Saturday we took the long bus ride back to KTM, so that we could meet up with the other volunteers ... Read more >

Photos: Back in Kathmandu

NEPAL | Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

Some self-guided cultural excursions in and around town
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Photos: Kathmandu - Pokhara - first impressions

NEPAL | Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Passing time in Pokhara

NEPAL | Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | Views [518]

Since the previous report we have taken a 6-hour busride (or actually a bit longer with all the slow-creeping traffic on the road) to Pokhara, a smaller city to the west of KTM close to the Annapurna range. Because of its smaller size and lakeside ... Read more >

Namaste - arrival in Kathmandu

NEPAL | Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | Views [341]

After a couple of hectic days packing and moving, we managed to get to the airport just in time for the plane. Nice to sit down for a couple of hours and do NOTHING. Our arrival at Kathmandu was late at night and we hoped our guesthouse would have arranged ... Read more >

Wintery tales from Wellington

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | Views [494]

Apart from having short days and low indoor temperatures, winter can also be very nice if there's a good drop of snow. For the first time since our arrival we've now seen a decent white layer covering all of the hilltops around us, Ngaio itself, ... Read more >

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