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Driving in Nepal is an extreme sport

Julian Masciocchi, Participant

My first experience in a motorized vehicle in Nepal was the bus ride from the airport to Bhaktapur Guest House. That wasn’t too notable beyond seeing some of the buildings around us, since, due to the darkness of night, I wasn’t very aware of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Swartha

Julian Masciocchi, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hello ladies, gentlemen, and those of unspecified gender. I’ve put off posting another Yak for a long time. Not because I dread writing them, and certainly not because I don’t have anything to write. It’s simply due to the fact that every time......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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. Yak

Garland Joseph, Participant

I do a quick stretch. The knots in my back had started to annoy me and I still had a few more pieces of laundry to do. I decide it is time to clean the garment  that I was am dreading the most. It was a piece of underwear that had been dyed a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Something to Steep About

Maya Parr, Lyza Berg, Participant

Tea. Chiyaa. NOT chai (thanks Dave). Dudh chiyaa, kaalo chiyaa, kagaati chiyaa, ginger tea, masala tea- we encounter these teas whilst travelling virtually everywhere we have traveled in this country. Tea is the constant in our lives. From Day One......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Where are all the tandem bikes.?

Jake and Lyza, In Tandem, Participant

“Where are all the tandem bikes? …I’ve only seen them in some Hindi movies, but not in Kathmandu”-Pasang Sherpa We asked around, looking for tandem bikes; we asked Nick; we asked Shanti; we asked Claire; we asked Dawa Sherpa;......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Oh, To Be a Baby Monk

Kathryn McLane, Participant

Buddhism is a religion, put simply. Beyond the fact that Buddhism is a religion, however, it can be healing, and a healer. Buddhism is the concept of putting others before oneself, and the idea that everyone is one sentient being. Helping others is......Read More

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The first half in photos

Macy Ryan, Participant

Picture of the Week

Today marks the half way point between when we left home and when we will soon return. So, in celebration of this day, here are some photos from our travels thus far.

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Here we are in Midcourse!

Instructors, Instructor

Namaste dear families and friends! Him B has arrived in Dhulikhel today afternoon after a beautiful, insightful and introspective retreat at the Namo Buddha monastery. This morning (Sunday 18th March) we walked for 2 hours down from the monastery,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Musings on Makeup by a Li’l White Gal

Garland Joseph, Participant

I have been thinking a lot about makeup. My host sisters were sweet enough that one day they took me to the beauty parlor, to get my eyebrows threaded. The woman who did my eyebrows sculpted them to perfection. I was  very excited to show off my......Read More

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Accepting confusion

Macy Ryan, Participant

The reason I didn’t completely despise physics was because- even when a problems would stump me for hours- there was always an answer. I loved having that AAHAA moment; suddenly everything fell into place and made sense. I’ve been waiting for......Read More

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The Hard Part

Izzy, Participant

The thing about trekking, which you might not have heard, is that it’s hard. That trekking is really, really hard seems to be agreed on by everybody who has something to say about it. Which is not surprising, because it is rarely fun to......Read More

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Development! It’s even more wild than I...

Liza (Lyza), Participant

Okay people, let’s talk about confusion. That kind of all-consuming, mind-numbing, makes-you-want-to-scream confusion that comes from having a WHOLE LOT of emotions that you can’t quite identify and can’t quite process because you can’t......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Leaving Kathmandu

Instructors, Instructor

How the time has flown! We have just finished bidding goodbye to Kathmandu, our home for the first portion of this journey, through tying up loose ends, finishing our ISPs, and throwing a party to celebrate our wonderful homestay families, mentors,......Read More

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Why is Nepal’s top export people?

Macy Ryan, Participant

As I was standing on the roof of my house last night, my homestay brother pointed at the north star. He enthusiastically proclaimed, “That’s the brightest star, so it’s the most successful star.” Then he pointed at another star, it was so......Read More