Travel Nepal

Tika Nepal! How did that happen?

April 28, 2017

During my second visit to Nepal, I spent three months getting to know the people and the country very well. Among the people were some of the shop owners along the Lakeside strip that is popular with the tourists in Pokhara. A, sort of, dedicated area that the people of Nepal have come accustomed to […]

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Meeting with Niisha's Family

Basic Nepali – enough to get by

April 16, 2017

After spending two years in Nepal, I have picked up enough to be able to converse with those that don’t speak any English, and some words and phrases that help as I am walking around Lakeside and the women ask me if I would like some bananas or oranges, or when I want to specify […]

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Hidden Paradise – A Hotel Built from the Generosity of Guests

March 15, 2017

Hidden Paradise Guest House is a small hotel ran by a friendly Nepali family in the hills of Nepal just north of Pokhara. Guests enjoy the quiet surroundings and the view of the lake that Pokhara nestles on. What a lot of the guests don’t know is that the place is managed by a very […]

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Tibetan Pony

April 20, 2016

In November of 2015 I found myself volunteering in Nepal for a couple of weeks. During that time, I ended up falling in love with the country and extended my stay an extra week to get to know the people I had come to know better and enjoy more of what Pokhara and Nepal had […]

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Pokhara

March 13, 2016

Forget all the usual top 10 things to do in Pokhara that everyone else posts about and get a look at the list I have put together for you. I have lived in Pokhara since November of 2015 and have come to learn that there are more things to do in Pokhara than the usual […]

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No Petrol Nepal

Just In Time – Nepal’s Fuel Crisis is Coming to a Close

February 14, 2016

With just a few weeks before i leave on my next adventure to Nepal, finally, there is some good news, and it is not just “cheap gas.” The Madhesi have changed their position on a closed border. The blockade has lasted about five months, closing the India-Nepal border, effectively reducing medical supplies, petroleum products, etc. […]

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#BackOffIndia – Growing Concern Over the Nepal Fuel Crisis

December 11, 2015

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Would You Pay $15 per Gallon for Gas?

November 21, 2015

That’s what the people of Nepal are paying for their Petrol (what us Americans call “Gas”). I arrived in Khatmandu on November 2, 2015 after two weeks in India building a chicken coop in the Odisha state. The taxi cabs were outside waiting for customers to drive to their destinations. Kara, Katherine, Barb and myself […]

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