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Just Getting Started

“Excited for tomorrow.” That’s how I’ve concluded all 8 entries in my journal so far, and with every day that’s come and every day that’s passed, it couldn’t be more true. It’s been nine days since we departed from JFK, and we’ve experienced so much already, from scavenger hunts in ancient Bhaktapur to long days of trekking between small Nepali villages. Nepal has already surpassed all expectations I had, and hasn’t failed to take me out of my comfort zone in the best ways possible, whether that’s visiting Hindu temples, trying to make conversation in Nepali, or even wiping with my left hand over a squatty potty. I can say with confidence that I’m excited for all the experiences and adventures that Nepal will offer in the coming weeks!

— Eli