Category Archives: First impressions

Meeting Jessica’s Kathmandu

Earlier in April I took a few weeks out to host my parents on their first ever visit to Asia and show them my life here in Nepal. I showed them the Himalaya at dawn and Durbar square at sunset.

Meeting Jessica’s Kathmandu

Earlier in April I took a few weeks out to host my parents on their first ever visit to Asia and show them my life here in Nepal. I showed them the Himalaya at dawn and Durbar square at sunset.

The traffic of the valley

I have been living in Nepal for a little over 6 months now (how time flies!?) and feel a post about the traffic of Kathmandu is extremely overdue. When thinking about how to communicate the crazy mystery which is the

The traffic of the valley

I have been living in Nepal for a little over 6 months now (how time flies!?) and feel a post about the traffic of Kathmandu is extremely overdue. When thinking about how to communicate the crazy mystery which is the

Field visit to Biratnagar & Itahari

The end of November / start of December saw my first major field visit for work. Together with two colleagues from AEPC I travelled east to the towns of Biratnagar in the district of Morang, on the border with India,

Field visit to Biratnagar & Itahari

The end of November / start of December saw my first major field visit for work. Together with two colleagues from AEPC I travelled east to the towns of Biratnagar in the district of Morang, on the border with India,

The bright and beautiful, weird and wonderful…

This post is dedicated to all the amazing creepy crawlies I have seen on my travels so far; the bright and beautiful as well as the weird and wonderful. The birds have also been spectacular but considerably less cooperative in

The bright and beautiful, weird and wonderful…

This post is dedicated to all the amazing creepy crawlies I have seen on my travels so far; the bright and beautiful as well as the weird and wonderful. The birds have also been spectacular but considerably less cooperative in

Blooming Nepal

The flora and fauna I have seen in Nepal so far, both on our Dashain mini-trek but also on my other excursions, have been absolutely stunning. Much of Nepal’s scenery is breathtaking in it’s sheer immenseness. This and the next post however are

Blooming Nepal

The flora and fauna I have seen in Nepal so far, both on our Dashain mini-trek but also on my other excursions, have been absolutely stunning. Much of Nepal’s scenery is breathtaking in it’s sheer immenseness. This and the next post however are

Village Stay in Pharsidol (part 2)

My week long stay in the rural, Tamang village of Pharsidol was an absolutely fascinating and memorable experience. As mentioned in part 1 however, both to counteract the large food intake and of course most importantly to maximise learning of both language

Village Stay in Pharsidol (part 2)

My week long stay in the rural, Tamang village of Pharsidol was an absolutely fascinating and memorable experience. As mentioned in part 1 however, both to counteract the large food intake and of course most importantly to maximise learning of both language

Village Stay in Pharsidol (part 1)

Just over 5 weeks into being in Nepal, and 4 weeks into the language training course, it was time to step things up to next level by means of an intense language focussed, rural village stay. Therefore from September 7th for just under 1

Village Stay in Pharsidol (part 1)

Just over 5 weeks into being in Nepal, and 4 weeks into the language training course, it was time to step things up to next level by means of an intense language focussed, rural village stay. Therefore from September 7th for just under 1