Month

June 2015

Our First Monsoon

Written by Benjamin Honeycutt “With reckless abandon I leapt into the rain, and let the downpour wash me away.” One never knows what to expect out of the days here. We had been preparing for a lazy Saturday, it had been a week since we arrived and we were all weary from the first days of our adventure....
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Of the Places and People Before Us

Written by Connor Janzen “Every moment of discovery bestows its own point of reflection; a persistent need to continuously remain aware.” We’re learning incredible things in this country. Part of the joy of traveling to a place that you’ve never been before is how vastly things might differ from your normal surroundings. I don’t think that...
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Nepali Customs and Etiquette

Written by Shelby Lemon “They do not eat the same times we do in the United States, though the family we are staying with very kindly altered our eating times to feel more familiar.” Along the way Govinda has pointed out and educated us on a few essential customs. Take note for when you travel to...
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Learning About Tea

Written by Ashley Weber “It was such an amazing experience to watch how they’ve made the tea that we’ve been drinking for the last week.” Govinda provided some insight in our early days here about Nepali tea. Essentially, there are two different qualities of tea; one that is ground into a grain and the other, leaves...
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Nepali Dress and Culture

Written by Shelby Lemon “We have opened our eyes to the beauty around us, and let me tell you, Nepal is stunning.” The quote “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” encompasses many of our experiences in Nepal, and traveling in general, thus far. Beauty cannot be defined by what we see and experience on...
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A Childhood Anew

Written by Benjamin Honeycutt “The way they welcome the world for all its hardship and wonder has flipped the way I wish to live.” I had no idea what to expect when I woke up inside Govinda’s home. The drive to the school had been a stunning introduction to a culture I had never glimpsed or...
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The Journey Begins

Written by Connor Janzen “From the colors of their clothing to the vibrancy of their voices and the Nepali language, I am quickly falling in love with Nepal’s people just as much as the beauty of the country and the intrigue of their culture.” The journey began at 6:30 PM on June 3rd. We rode...
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