Nepal, Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week – Nepal

9 Comments 02 April 2010

Piggy Back – Lamjung District Nepal

I spent a few weeks volunteering in the remote mountain village of Puma in 2008; an experience that was truly eye opening.    While teaching English in the small village of 40 homes I came to know many of the kids well.  This boy wasn’t old enough for school yet, but he and his grandmother were always hanging around school in hopes of having their picture taken.  This day I obliged them.  Communities like this all around the world don’t have the means to have personal pictures of themselves.   I don’t know that the kids learned much English from me, but I was able to send the people of the village all of the photos I took thereby providing them some recorded memories that would last a lifetime.  Giving back comes in many different forms.

View more Puma village photography or read about my volunteering experience in this remote, leach filled village!

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  1. Excellent! The things we take for granted….How did you hook up with the teaching gig?

    • admin says:

      I volunteered with Hands for Help Nepal – – they do some pretty remote and cultural volunteering if that’s what you are looking for. You need to be pretty independent and a self starter and leader, but for me the authentic experience was worth it! Let me know if you ever have any questions about volunteering in Nepal!

  2. Cate says:

    If you can still vividly remember this experience it must have been quite a journey. I love the grandmother’s face, her lined face tell so many stories and the kid’s youthful looks tell of what is yet to come. Nice shot!

  3. That’s a lovely photo – there’s so much character in those faces

  4. Travelogged says:

    That is so wonderful that you were able to provide them with their only family photos. Photos of our loved ones are definitely something we take for granted.

  5. jessiev says:

    what a great photo…LOVE IT!

  6. Donna Hull says:

    Sherry, you captured their spirit in this photo. Lovely.

  7. biswo says:

    cool one guys,dats d thing bout mah country u neva get enough.

  8. Prittam says:

    Thats grt job

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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