It is so good to be back! Not just at home but back in the world where everything works just as it should do. I have missed my weekly blogging updates which I am fast finding a source of comfort so happy to be back on track to regular updates.

Everyone has been asking me what was the biggest lesson I learnt over the last few months with all my travel; I think in the past I have always taken way too much for granted, the privileges and luxuries that we have every day are just that..a privilege.

Nepal was everything that it should be and more. Smiling children, people with big hearts and back to basics on every level. Simply things in life I have now learnt to appreciate

  • Running hot water
  • Gas to cook my food on
  • Water that is drinkable straight from the tap
  • Accessibility of food including milk for which I don’t need to milk the village cow
  • My comfy queen size bed
  • People working together for the best of the community
  • The respect that they have for the elders in the community

The Nepalese are extremely resourceful. Their spirit is amazing and the country is a must see on everyone’s list, 8 of the world’s highest mountains, unique flora and fauna, stunning lakes and welcoming people. If you do not have travelling to this country on your 2016 places to visit, put it on the list…now!  Here are some facts about Nepal.

  1. Only living Goddess in the world – Kumari lives here.
  2. It is the birthplace of Buddha.
  3. Once was called the capital of Weed.
  4. It officially has the slowest internet in the world – I can vouch for this.
  5. There is an average of 12 hours per day of no electricity across the country
  6. The Nepalese never shake hands or hug they greet with “Namste”
  7. The Nepalese flag is the only flag in the world that is not rectangular
  8. Home of the Gurkha who have supported the British army since 1816.
  9. Touching other people with your feet is considered offensive
  10. Of course home to many world records highest mountains and lakes

There are way too many photos to choose from, but here are some photo highlights from the trip.

L-R Accommodation at the school, Potter in Bhaktapur, girls at our school, Welcome Lei's, School ring for human rights, School Assembly, Monkey at Pashupatinath temple
L-R Accommodation at the school, Potter in Bhaktapur, girls at our school, Welcome Lei’s, School ring for human rights, School Assembly, Monkey at Pashupatinath temple
Closing photo at School, The hostel (many rocks), the dunnies, At school, family photo at Khopra - our highest peak
Closing photo at School, The hostel (many rocks), the dunnies, At school, family photo at Khopra – our highest peak
Nima & Susbas our Porters, Lodge at Khopra, Phil celebrating his arrival, The rum ones Posh John, Ange, Strong John and myself, Morning break - apple pie, Victoria & Ben , Sunset and Sunrise a Khopra Lodge
Nima & Subas our Porters, Lodge at Khopra, Phil celebrating his arrival, The rum ones Posh John, Ange, Strong John and myself, Morning break – apple pie, Victoria & Ben , Sunset and Sunrise a Khopra Lodge

Normal business is now resumed…am sure my next location will not have the slowest internet in the world.