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 [...]

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24/4/17: Besisahar

After a crawling, seven hour public bus ride through the Himalayas from Besisahar, I'm back in Kathmandu again. Nothing seems to have changed in the last six weeks. There's the same dust, the same noise, the same bustle. But this post isn't about Kathmandu - I think I've covered this city well enough already. I'll [...]

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 [...]