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Photo by Scott Diekema, Nepal Semester.

First Week

Since landing in Nepal, I have been feeling very grateful for this opportunity. I have noticed in my time here that there is so much beauty everywhere around me when I stop to pay attention. One of my favorite days so far was yesterday, when we went on our day hike. It amazed me how the scenery was changing constantly, with new people, buildings, plants, animals, colors. etc. Visiting the monastery was such an amazing experience, and I loved learning more about the significance and symbolism inside. Overall, I have been really enjoying my time since arriving and observing all that around me, and because I love taking pictures to capture the world, I have included some photographs of scenes that inspired me.