Hello beautiful people! I know you haven’t heard from me in over half a year. Here’s a little life update.
Nepal! Yes, for the past 4 months I have been living in Kathmandu, Nepal. It has been so amazing. I’m going to take you through some photos of my time here. Let me know if you’d be interested in hearing more about my Nepal experiences!
So Nepal is best known for being the home of a little thing known as Mount Everest. It’s absolutely mind-blowing to be so close to the Himalayas here. You can see fishtail mountain in this photograph. Nepal’s scenery must be the most stunning I have ever seen. You can never get tired of views like this!
I spent a few days at a national park here. I went on a 1.5h safari- riding on an elephant! We saw two wild rhinos. I have completely fallen in love with elephants. They are so powerful, yet gentle and graceful and so intelligent. And don’t these babies just melt your heart?
It’s been such a privilege to learn some of the language and hear the stories of the people here. Nepalis are incredibly hospitable and polite. One day I was working in a free first aid clinic for the homeless, and whilst attending to a cut on the forehead of one homeless man, he burst into tears. With his limited english, he explained to me his experience of the tragic earthquake that struck Nepal almost two years ago. His mother and brothers were killed. It was such a moving and humbling experience for me.
I also spend three days a week at a Special Needs School. I absolutely love it, the children are so so precious. The whole place is filled with love and joy. This boy’s name is Rupen, he’s 10 years old. He can’t walk, so his father carries him to and from school each day on his back. Despite struggling with coordination, Rupen is such a bright boy. I’ve been teaching him the english alphabet. He has a great sense of humour and such a big heart.
So there’s a quick insight into my time in Nepal so far. I’d love to share more stories with you all, from squashing 18 people into a jeep, staying the night in a wooden hut with nine people in 4 beds in the Himalayan foothills, to hanging onto the back of a tuktuk with three other people!
I wish you all an amazing day,
Love and greetings from Kathmandu,