Our midcourse retreat finished up a few days ago and we have settled in to our long-term homestay here in Patan. We spent a lovely couple of days around the beautiful Boudhanath Stupa reflecting on the first half of our trip which was quite a bit more hectic and travel intense than the second half here in the Kathmandu Valley. Our students have just spent their first weekend getting to know their families as well as their ISP mentors and are preparing for the next month of time here. It has been lovely seeing them out and about in town exploring the ancient temples and winding alleys that twist and turn throughout this 2000 year old place.
In the coming weeks we will be diving much deeper into Nepali history and culture as well as exploring the traditional music and art of this incredible place.
Stay tuned for more student Yaks as our access to computers and internet is finally normalizing.
Aditya, Sharon and Micah