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Category Archives: Nepal

The serendipity of stumbling upon graffiti-covered walls

This post is a “throwback” to my time in Kathmandu, Nepal. I loved the city – its people, the mountains in the distance, the old buildings and small alleyways … But … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Statistics cannot measure courage: a story of hope in Nepal

I met Mingmar with her 10-month-old daughter Lhakpa at the airport at the end of July, when we were asked to fly them back to Langtang, a village high in the … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

One last, life-saving flight, really

(I know this is my second post for the day, but bear with me please.) On Tuesday I blogged about my final flight into the Himalayas, and then, on Wednesday, … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Children of Kathmandu

If I were to be accurate, I would call this post “Children of Kathmandu & Lalitpur” but it doesn’t run off the tongue quite as well as its more concise version. So, … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 5 Comments

It is well with my soul …

This week I went on my last flight into the Himalayas – to a remote village called Runchet, in the Gorkha district. One of the NGOs we have been flying regularly … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

About golden sunrises and almost farewells

Amazingly, I have been in Kathmandu almost two months already, but my time in Nepal is nearly up. I would have loved to have seen Everest itself, to have travelled to … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

It’s not all doom and gloom during the monsoon

The monsoon rains have definitely disrupted our scheduling but once a week we get a decent day. A few mornings back, after a night of heavy rain, I woke up … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Old man smiling

For the last few days I have been trying to shoot a series of photos for a blogpost next week that I’m calling “Children of Kathmandu.” Obviously that means I’ve … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

In Kathmandu: The beautiful game

It’s monsoon season here in Nepal. For the past month it’s really been coming down in buckets, especially last week. Two afternoons ago I got off work early, and was … Continue reading

August 26, 2015