OUR WORK COMPLETED

Today we arrived to  Pokhara after spending 2 weeks at Majuwa village. We left Majuwa on the 24th, trekked for 2 days to the city of Dhading on the way we saw many homes destroyed  On the 2nd night we had just arrived at our camp by the river when the earth again moved this time 4.3, epicentre again Gorkha, [….]

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DAY OFF FROM THE JOB

Today there will be a huge festival (yes another one) celebrated at the holy site of Ganga Jumina situated half way up the mountain behind Majuwa Village. People travel from far villages far away to attend this festival. ¬†All day people streamed past our campsite, some only go to the temple to pray then return home where as tousands¬†gather at [….]

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PROGRESSING SLOWLY

Each day the view from our tent is becoming more and more hazy from the smoke. Today is another Government holiday, if they reduced the holidays in Nepal the country would be in a better financial position. Today we decided with the Principsl that the children on their day off have a working bee, by collecting all the rubbish on [….]

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ANOTHER DAY ON THE BUILDING SITE

This mornings work was interrupted by a pleasurable distraction, we attended a wedding ceremony at the local Christian Church. The bride was a local girl and the groom from Besisahar which is more than 12 hours drive from Majuwa on a rough dangerous road. There was reception at her parents home where everyone gathered for Dhal Bhaat. After the wedding [….]

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PREPARING THE LAND TO BEGUN BUILDING

We woke to another beautiful day, but noticing the increasing haze from villages now forced to burn wood for cooking. Still the border has not been opened, both India and Neoal Givernments are arguing  about the constitution. If they continue within this stand off then in 4 weeks Nepal will be out of food and gasoline, it is a terrible [….]

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DAY HIKE TO DANSING AND FULKHARKA

Another delicious breakfast cooked by Kagi, followed by washing with the locals, our system is slightly different to theirs, where as we just dip ,dip, dip, they go bash, bash, bash on a rock (sheer entertainment for all). We then departed n our day hike to Dangsing and Fulkarkha, arriving at Dangsing temporary school we were greeted by the excited [….]

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2nd Day at Majuwa

After a very fitfull sleep n our comfortable tents, we woke to a greeting of namaste Didi (hello sister) and a lovely cup of tea, followed by a hot bowl of washing water. It was a beautiful crisp sunny morning as we strolled to the temporary school for our meeting with the local committee  which was scheduled to start at [….]

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DAY HIKE TO DARJE AND BASERI

After breakfast we set off to 3 other villages to assess the earthquake damage, the trail had been repaired in several places where it had been blocked by landslides both from the earthquake followed by the monsoon. We felt a certain anxiousness as we crossed the river where a new bamboo bridge had been erected, I noticed how much the [….]

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CELEBRATING TIHAR

We woke early to another stunning  day in this small Himalayan village. The excitement of today’s celebration was becoming infectious, and it took us away from the sadness of the devastation surrounding us, and the continuous fear of the small tremors we have been feeling since arriving. We are not even 100% sure if we are feeling movement under our [….]

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School Rebuild Visit

We departed Kathmandu at 730 in our jeep loaded with donations of blankets and school equipment. I was surprised to see how much traffic was on the highway considering the fuel situation. We made good time to Dhading 2-1/2 hours were we transferred all the bags and camping equipment to a local truck, which us a lighter load allowing the [….]

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Black Crane Festival Bhutan

On Tuesday the 3rd November  8 very priveledged people will travel with Lyn Taylor’s Adventure Travel to witness the Balck Crane Festival in Bhutan. The Black necked crane is one of the endangered species of crane. About 500 – 600 cranes migrate to Bhutan in winter from the Tibetan plateau. After realizing the crane’s plight the Royal Society for The Protection [….]

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