Category: Nepal

What I Miss

I’ve come from the heat of South Asia to a September heat wave in New England.  I heard a meteorologist

What's Missing?

I’m taking advantage of this 36-hour journey home to do a lot of writing and reflecting. I realized the other

Child Labor

In my class, we read the story of Iqbal Masih, a child carpet worker in Pakistan who escaped and became

A Real Himalayan Hike

I finally did get out of the city on Monday, my last full day in Nepal.  The manager of the


I couldn’t leave Nepal without writing another post about the amazing time I spent at the Social Development Center. I

Strikes and Scams

“Not possible,” my taxi driver explained. I didn’t need an explanation. The highway was blocked by a mob of protesters

You Don't Know How Easy You Have It

Suttam and Tulsi, grade 9, have to be at school by 6:00 a.m. Other than an hour break to return

Full Circle

I was fortunate to be able to visit another school this week, Ullens School in nearby Patan. This private school

Little Blossoms

In the end, I spent three mornings at Little Blossoms and taught classes in grades 1, 4, 5, 6, 7,

Guest post by Chek

I’m Chek and we are a happy family.  I study in grade 8 in Little Blossoms School.  My family always

Saved by the Aftershock

It was Dipesh who insisted I meet his principal when I met them at school Monday afternoon.  The principal invited

Guest Post by Dipesh

Here is a slideshow that Dipesh prepared by himself. Another slide show from Dipesh: (Please consider leaving Dipesh a comment.

A Nepali Family

“Have good dreams, brother.”  This is what I hear over and over every evening as I leave the Social Development

Temples, Singing Bowls and Maybe a Massage

I booked a nice room through Air BnB in the nearby city of Patan, one of the three royal cities

Goin' to Kathmandu

I will try to sum up my first few days in Kathmandu with three short slide shows.  The first one shows