Category: People

People I meet in India and Nepal

Namaste

I couldn’t leave Nepal without writing another post about the amazing time I spent at the Social Development Center. I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to volunteer at the center.  I wanted to be useful and hoped that I wouldn’t do more harm than good.  This may sound strange to many, but Read More …

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 helps me in need and I also help them.  They are all kind to me.  They love me.  I like to play football (soccer) and my favorite team is Brazil.  Here are some pictures of Read More …

A Nepali Family

“Have good dreams, brother.”  This is what I hear over and over every evening as I leave the Social Development Center, a home for 15 children in Kathmandu.  In the morning, I am greeted with “Namaste” (palms together, fingers pointing upwards in front of chest) and “Did you sleep well, brother?”  The children at SDC Read More …

Group Dynamics

Today (July 30), we are one week into our two-week tour.  We left the hotel in Varanasi this morning at 4:30 and are on a six-hour train ride towards the border with Nepal.  We will catch a bus for another six hours or so before reaching our next destination. This is not a luxury trip Read More …

Orchha

We traveled from Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) to the village of Orchha by train.  Indian Railways, I learned, is one of the world’s largest employers, with 1.5 million employees.  The trains are reliable, comfortable, and the smooth rails are a welcome relief from the bumpy roads. Manu, our tour guide, mentioned that we Read More …

Feeling Like A Star

Feeling Like a Star Note:  Our tour guide, Manu, has solved my problem uploading images!  Still have intermittent internet, but at least I can start catching up.  Manu is to our group what Hassan was to my Morocco group last year.  Indispensable! On the first full day of our tour we were made to feel Read More …