Entries by Nepal

A Grateful Goodbye and a Fond Farewell

Hello! Rebekah is packing, but then she has been planning the logistics of that for at least a month. Rachel (in denial about leaving for the last month) is thinking vaguely about packing sometime in the near future…we must be heading home soon! On Friday, we said our first goodbyes: to the residents of the […]

Best thing since tinned cheese

Much to our surprise, sadness, excitement, amazement (you get the picture: we have mixed feelings!), we only have three weeks left in Nepal. One of our parents, perhaps a little concerned that we would not want to come home (we DO!) asked recently, ‘Is it all terribly familiar to you now?’. This got us thinking […]

The Power of a Parachute

Reflections on volunteering in Lamjung, written by Rebekah. Once we had conquered the dizzying heights of Mardi Himal’s ‘Super Viewpoint’, our next challenge came with our arrival in Besisahar, a village about 4 hours from Pokhara, and the task of working at a combined primary/secondary school for the next 9 days. The bus journey, complete […]

Holidaying at Height

Reflections on team holiday, written by Rach. There is so much to tell you! Nearly three weeks ago now, the three of us set off from Kathmandu on the first leg – a flying visit to Chitwan – of our team holiday. Chitwan is a district in the middle-south of Nepal, bordering India and containing […]

We’re going on a yeti hunt!

Hello all! In a very busy last two weeks, we have enjoyed helping at a holiday camp being run by Baal Bagaan Preschool over Nepali schools’ winter break. This was rather sprung on us, in true Nepali style, but we whipped the parachute out and got overly excited about playing parachute games that we remember […]

Keep calm and sing Christmas songs

Namaste! We hope you all had wonderful Christmases, and wish you a very happy New Year! Here’s what we’ve been up to… The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Singing has certainly been a common theme of our last few weeks. For starters, Rach and Rebekah have been […]

An Action Team Advent Calendar

Welcome to our 6th blog post! As we are hastening towards Christmas, read on to find an ‘advent calendar’ of our last couple of weeks. The last day before Advent was spent at Beauty for Ashes, where we started a devotion series on the people of the Nativity, and Rachel reflected on the obedience and […]

Plumbing and Paragliding

Hello! We’re really excited to be writing this blog post, as we’ve so much to tell! In the last two and a bit weeks, we have celebrated Rachel’s birthday, had a trip to Pokhara, and watched with some horror and much amazement as our accident-prone flat plumbing was fixed. Two weeks ago on Saturday, Rachel […]