Posts Tagged: Sindhupalchok

VSO Stories – What comes after an earthquake

VSO Stories – throwback to an interview I did in June 2015; What comes after an earthquake: Jessica’s story – Written by Meryl Westlake, VSO In April 2015, a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, taking over 9,000 lives and

VSO Stories – What comes after an earthquake

VSO Stories – throwback to an interview I did in June 2015; What comes after an earthquake: Jessica’s story – Written by Meryl Westlake, VSO In April 2015, a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, taking over 9,000 lives and

A glimpse of November

At around this time last year, I was writing about settling into my new home and my new job. Well I guess that’s what I’m writing about again here although quite a different job and quite a different home, at least Monday

A glimpse of November

At around this time last year, I was writing about settling into my new home and my new job. Well I guess that’s what I’m writing about again here although quite a different job and quite a different home, at least Monday

Helambu warm up (part 2)

Helambu is quite different to the other areas of Sindhupalchok that I have had the chance to visit in particular in terms of ethnic make up and subsequent cultural traditions. The communities are largely Sherpa and we were informed some 99.9%

Helambu warm up (part 2)

Helambu is quite different to the other areas of Sindhupalchok that I have had the chance to visit in particular in terms of ethnic make up and subsequent cultural traditions. The communities are largely Sherpa and we were informed some 99.9%

Helambu warm up (part 1)

For the last weekend in September (as I said, I’m a little bit behind on posts!?), I took advantage of the UN-OCHA team’s last weekend in the district to join them on a small two day trek up into the northern

Helambu warm up (part 1)

For the last weekend in September (as I said, I’m a little bit behind on posts!?), I took advantage of the UN-OCHA team’s last weekend in the district to join them on a small two day trek up into the northern

People, resilience, life carrying on…

It’s been an extremely busy month since my last post but unfortunately I do not have time to explain in detail so with just a few words I’ll have to let the pictures do the talking to keep you up to date.

People, resilience, life carrying on…

It’s been an extremely busy month since my last post but unfortunately I do not have time to explain in detail so with just a few words I’ll have to let the pictures do the talking to keep you up to date.

Chautara update, a few months on

On September 1st, equipped with a new temporary visa, I was finally ready to set off back to Chautara. It was really interesting to see with fresh eyes to progress made since I had left last time but also since

Chautara update, a few months on

On September 1st, equipped with a new temporary visa, I was finally ready to set off back to Chautara. It was really interesting to see with fresh eyes to progress made since I had left last time but also since

Wrapping up, for a short break…

#1 July 4th saw another much needed weekend of R&R in Kathmandu before my final 2 weeks in Chautara (for now). Monsoon rains are in full swing causing increasing difficulties for everyone still sleeping outside their homes and those trying to

Wrapping up, for a short break…

#1 July 4th saw another much needed weekend of R&R in Kathmandu before my final 2 weeks in Chautara (for now). Monsoon rains are in full swing causing increasing difficulties for everyone still sleeping outside their homes and those trying to