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Nepal: In black and white

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Now that I’ve run out of words, I thought maybe you folks who are still checking the site might be interested in seeing some of the photos I took whilst Bec and I were volunteering at the orphanage in Nepal last year, starting with a couple of black and white shots just to get the ball rolling….

If you have read any of the previous entries about our time at the orphanage, you’ll know that the kids were so so so so happy. Despite having nothing, they danced and laughed and joked and played as though they had not a care in the world. But there were always times when each child would be quiet, and thoughtful, and would appear to have deep thoughts running through their minds. But mostly these occurances and these expressions were whilst they were watching tv. Nothing like some tv to keep a roomful of kids quiet.






Nisha (again…)

Kathmandu: Your Moment of Zen

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Three months have flown by. We’ve left Nepal. We’ve said goodbye to all the kids. There were a few tears, none of which were shed by them. We will miss them tremendously, and are already considering how we can get back to the orphanage in a year or two. But ahead of us is a bit over two months of travel around Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, before returning to Australia and the real world.

But before I finish up, here’s a little tidbit that I neglected to include in my previous posts:

In NepaL I often wore a Mighty Mouse t-shirt. The first time I wore it, one of the young kids (unfortunately I can’t remember who it was) looked up at the shirt, pointed at it in excitement, and enthusiastically proclaimed; “Mickey Mouse Superman!”

Like I said, we’re gonna miss those kids!

Kathmandu: The Daily Show, Evening Edition

Monday, July 16th, 2007
Life at the orphanage is rigidly structured. It has to be when you're trying to control forty kids. Bec and I pick the youngest ones up from school at 3.30pm. Before they leave, the whole school lines up in the courtyard ... [Continue reading this entry]

Kathmandu: The Daily Show, Morning Edition

Sunday, July 15th, 2007
Bec and I have less than a week left in Nepal. Wow. They say time flies when you're having fun. And apparently, they were right. Before we leave, I thought I'd better at least try and give you an insight ... [Continue reading this entry]

Trisuli River: Float on

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
Kelly poked her head around the door and in a thick, serious Irish brogue asked: "Dave, can I please see you for a minute?" Kelly is the volunteer coodinator at Umbrella, and I felt as though I'd been called aside by ... [Continue reading this entry]

Dhaulagiri: Part of the Family

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
We met Conor on the afternoon of Sunday Arpil 22nd. After spending three days in Thamel, the backpacker district of Kathmandu (which is hardly Kathmandu at all, given it's Western style bars, trekking stores, travel agents and internet cafes), it ... [Continue reading this entry]

Kathmandu: The how’s and the why’s

Sunday, April 29th, 2007
So, how did we end up in Kathmandu volunteering at an orphanage? It's a fair question, and one Bec and I were asked numerous times during the six weeks we were home in Australia in March/April of this year. Towards the ... [Continue reading this entry]