Dhal Bat Days – Vol. 1 8/30/08 Oh my God – what have I done? I kind of feel like it’s my first week at college again where I miss my friends and my comfortable life and wonder how the hell I’m ever going to make it. I arrived in Kathmandu after 27 hours of […]
The story of volunteering in a remote mountain village in Nepal. The adventure of culture shock, teaching, living above a buffalo bard, removing leaches, peeing with a giant spider, and meeting some of the best people in the world.
Landslides and Local Buses
Dhal Bhat Days – Vol. 2 8/30/08 For snapshots of the muddy journey – click here! Today was the day the surrender happened; surrendering to my new environment. I believe this to be the first surrender, I think there will be many more. I met my ‘guide’ Khadgo in the morning in Kathmandu and we […]
Learning How to Remove Leaches
Dhal Bhat Days – Vol 3 8/31/08 Snapshots from this day of the journey can be found here! Photography from Nepalese Villages – click here! Today I arrived at the village of Puma where I will be staying for 2 weeks. It’s pretty much what I thought it would be in my ‘prepare for the […]
Powers of Observation
Dhal Bhat Days – Vol. 4 9/2/08 For snapshots of Puma – click here! It rained last night like I’ve never experienced before in my life. I now understand the meaning of Monsoon season. Sure, maybe it was amplified in my mind as it sounds worse when you are sleeping under a tin roof; it […]
Saved By Youth
Dhal Bhat Days – Vol. 5 9/3/08 I hit a low today. I think it was due to many different things; but what affects me the most is not being able to have any type of conversation with anyone. I’m not simply sitting here silent – I am trying to form together a few words […]
At Last – A Shower!
Nepalese Shower Dhal Bhat Days – Vol. 6 9/4/08 I think it’s happening – I’m settling into my travel life a bit more. I’m not fighting all of the change as much, and starting to accept. However, the key to all of this was to have some people to talk to. Today was a […]
Barbot or Bust
Dhal Bhat Days Vol 7 9/5/08 To view snapshots of Barbot – click here! (opens new window) To view the photography of Nepalese village life – click here! (opens new window) What the F have I done? Just when I was starting to settle in – I agreed to turn my little village world upside […]
Dhal Bhat Days – Vol. 8 9/8/08 To see snapshots of the school and the kids – click here! (opens new window) To view all Village Photography click here! (opens new window) The whole reason I came to Nepal was to volunteer and teach. In some way I was trying to recapture my rewarding experience […]
Do You Meat?
Dhal Bhat Days – vol. 9 9/9/08 During a break at school one afternoon, I noticed a big crowd in the village. I asked the children what was going on and they said “buffalo kill”. The village was slaughtering a buffalo and from my vantage point it looked like a lot of work as they […]
Dhal Bhat Days – Vol. 10 9/10/08 To see all of the snapshots of the ‘last day’ activities – click here! (opens new window) Time is very powerful. In fact, I think it’s the most powerful thing in this universe. Time heals feelings, it causes us to forget, and with time; everything gets better. […]