Nepal
Rasuwā

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day26

    Flying down the Himalaya

    October 10 in Nepal

    So, to reach Nepal, we had to cross one last pass over 5200 m. And afterwards it went downhill. For a long time... Until we finally reached 500 m. Of course this took us a while.
    It was amazing to see the country change around us. From stony, freezing cold canyons in tibet to alpin-like sceneries and finally rice terraces and banana trees.

  • Day13

    Day 12 - 4th day at the high school

    October 8, 2017 in Nepal

    Well it's amazing how we can go when we 'fly by the seat of our pants'! Most of the lessons our students prepared were for primary, but we've spent 4 days at the high school. We had no secondary art and craft activity prepared but last night Holly, Sophie and I prepared a lesson teaching students to make chatterboxes. The girls presented it really well and it has been a great success. Michael has saved our bacon a number of times. He has used a guitar from here and taught himself the chords for a song for two consecutive days. Today he taught Cat Stevens' song "Father and Son". Tijmen finally had a chance to play Drama games and except for a few shy souls this has created much enjoyment. Alex expertly taught a lesson on Agriculture in Australia. He is super organised and a fine presenter.
    This afternoon we have been asked to present 3 items at a concert, so we are going to do the Macarena, sing Father and Son and sing Bad Moon Rising. We will try and get the Nepali students to join us in each of these. These kids have done so well here!!! I'll report on the concert next time.
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  • Day12

    Day 11 - Third day at High School

    October 7, 2017 in Nepal

    Yesterday we had 64 Nepalese students. Today is a public holiday and we only had 14. Our students are becoming more creative and growing with the experience. Today Joel taught some limericks, Sophie taught about Australian animals and Michael taught the song " Bad Moon Rising", which we only planned last night. Tijmen was going to do some drama games but we didn't have enough students. Tomorrow we apparently have to give a concert. There will need to be some preparation tonight. We are so proud of our students. It is certainly a confronting but growing experience for them all.
    The volleyball competition continues. These Nepalese are extremely experienced at this game. Our students are determined to match them well in the next couple of days.
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  • Day11

    Day 10 - Second day at high school

    October 6, 2017 in Nepal

    Today students demonstrated all that they had learnt yesterday. They were most impressive today. We were so proud of them. Today Alec ran a lesson about cities of Australia, Bryce taught "I love a sunburnt country", Connor played Bingo with the students to help the pronunciation of numbers, and Alex taught about the Australian Kelpie.
    Now they are playing volleyball.
    I am happy to say that all students are rising to the occasion In a substantial way.Read more

  • Day10

    Day 6 - up to 3220m

    October 5, 2017 in Nepal

    Very steep climb today through rhododendron rainforests with magnolias, daphne, viburnums in their natural settings. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Students again were fantastic. We arrived at high camp early afternoon. As soon as we arrived it started pouring and poured all night. Nicky is now well. What a resilient boy! Woke at 5.30 am to a completely clear sky and views to die for. We were above the clouds and the clearest views of Mt Ganesh and other mountains. We were told that this was the best view our guides had ever seen. How lucky are we!Read more

  • Day10

    Day 9 - First School Day

    October 5, 2017 in Nepal

    Down to the high school today. All are a bit apprehensive.
    First lessons were a bit difficult but we got through. Holly ran a lesson on Australian Architecture and Scott tried to teach the Australian National Anthem. Nicky taught the macarana.
    After lunch they played cricket and volleyball.

  • Day10

    Day 5 - up to 2400 m.

    October 5, 2017 in Nepal

    Our first day of serious hiking. A very challenging day as Nicky caught a gastric bug and we needed to go slow and give him lots of breaks. We made it to camp and put him to bed to sleep off the rest of the day. Students were magnificent. Views were magnificent. Contact with internet difficult so no photos now.

  • Day10

    Day 7 - down 1000m

    October 5, 2017 in Nepal

    Started the climb down through the spectacular forests again. Lots of tumbles on a very challenging descent. Fun started when we climbed down through the most serious patch of leeches Matthew had ever seen. A character building experience indeed and a tale that we will all long tell. Lots of blood and tiger balm, used as a disincentive to the leeches. An extremely exhausting day!

  • Day10

    Day 4

    October 5, 2017 in Nepal

    A relaxing day. Today we experienced the height of the Dashaie festival. We were all blessed by Balaram with his family and had the traditional red rice decoration on our foreheads. This was a great privilege. Day finished with a walk through the village and a go on a homemade swing that was being enjoyed by the locals.

  • Day10

    Day 8 - Back to Jibh Jhibe

    October 5, 2017 in Nepal

    Finished the climb back down to J J and experienced a traditional Buddhist puja by Lama. Again a great privilege and a big eye opener for us all. Lots more understanding of the simple houses the Nepalese live in and the rebuilding that has happened since the earthquake. Students were very respectful and we were proud of them.

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Rasuwā, Rasuwa

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