30/4/17: Kathmandu and Bhaktapur 

After seven weeks, I'm finally I'll. Delhi-belly has landed (or whatever the Nepali equivalent is) and I feel rough. I hope it's Delhi-belly anyway. I've still got two full days in Kathmandu before I fly for it to pass - and if not, I've got enough immodium to plug up a brown bear for the [...]

Teaching in Nepal

Volunteering is a very large industry in Nepal. Whilst staying in backpacker hostels, you will easily lose count of the numbers of fellow travellers who either have been or will be engaged in some kind of voluntary work. And of the various types of volunteering (or 'voluntourism') on offer, one of the most common by [...]

11/4/17: Looking back on the monastery 

It's been a while since my last post, and previous week feels like a whole world away. I've been staying in a backpacker hostel called Kiwi Backpackers near Lakeside in Pokhara. It's great here - full of other travellers passing through, organising things to see and do, going out in the evenings. But it feels [...]