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  • Day24

    First day in camp

    April 24, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Breakfast (eggs, bread, porridge, fruits, coffee) with a good with on Himalaya. Then work started. Digging all day long. We're building two houses. There are several teams doing different jobs: mixing concrete, brick laying,... Almost everything is done only by pure muscle power, no machines. It's gonna be a real interesting experience to build a house this way. For lunch we go to one of the restaurants in the village, it seems like there's gonna be Dal Bhat every day again :D
    In the afternoon we started digging a hole for the tanks of the toilet. It's supposed to be 2m deep, so might take some more days ^^. Work finished at 4:30. Till 6 there's free time, to take a shower, relax, .... At 6 is daily meeting, progresses from the day are told, new people introduced, ... Round about 7 is dinner time. And today was Nepali lesson, learning some basic sentences and questions.
    I think it's gönne be a good time here with lots of hard work but also nice people and a good community. Day 1 is already done :D
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  • Day33

    Building a chessboard

    May 3, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It's really boring. So we decided to build a chessboard and figures out of parts we found at the base. Was great fun and doesn't look too bad. In the evening we went to the school for Englisch lesson with some children. We just talked with them and played some games. Loud and chaotic, but they're really happy because they can speak Englisch with us and asked lots of questions.Read more

  • Day30

    Going to the hospital

    April 30, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    I've got some problems with my stomach since Thursday. So I had to go to see a doctor today. Diagnose: salmonella (or something like that) 🙈. That means antibiotics and other medicaments and 7 days bed rest. Sounds worse than it is, because if feel quiet good and could eat and drink again in the evening (without problems). The hospital was really simple (compared to Germany), but service was excellent. I only had to wait some minutes and the doctor took good care of me.Read more

  • Day25

    Digging a hole

    April 25, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We continued with digging the hole. First it seemed like it's gonna take ages, but we finished one hour before works end. Pretty crazy. We had been 3-4 people in the hole digging and some more around to empty the filled buckets and bring them back. Was great teamwork. After work it's always the same procedure: everyone goes back home, tries to get a free "shower" (there are only 4 for about 120 people :D), meeting at 6 and dinner at 7. In between there's time to go "shopping", relax, chat, do laundry, whatever you want.Read more

  • Day31

    First restday

    May 1, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Sleeping, reading a book, walking around. It's really hard to do nothing (especially because I don't fill ill). In the evening the local builders came to camp. It was good to meet them not only at the worksite. They could talk with us about other topics than work and improve their English. We danced with them and it was great to see them happy and having fun.Read more

  • Day41

    Back to work

    May 11, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Sunday I could finally go back to work 👍 I did lots different jobs, we went down to the river, filled a 1000l barrel and brought it back to the site. Funny but also very bumpy ride on the back of the truck with amazing views. Anothet day we went to cut bamboo and brought it to the site. We used it to build the scaffolding around the houses, as they become higher ever day.Read more

  • Day26

    Digging again and mixing concrete

    April 26, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    In the morning I was in the backfilling team again: shoveling dirt into buckets and putting it back into the buildings (to reach the floor level). Hard work again, but we had good music and fun with dancing, singing, just being happy at work :D. In the afternoon I switched to the concrete mixer. I had to throw the ingredients in and was responsible for the right amount of water. The concrete was used as matrix for the steel reinforcements.Read more

  • Day23

    On the way to base

    April 23, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    I had a last good breakfast with Aidan. Afterwards I packed my stuff and met with the other volunteers. We had a comfortable journey in the Jeep. Unfortunately there was a truck stuck in the mud and we had to wait for 3 hours. We arrived just in time at the camp, 6 minutes later a heavy thunderstorm started.Read more

  • Day28


    April 28, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Today we went to another project of All Hands. They just finished the school was officially handed over to the students/village. People were dancing, celebrating, having fun. There was a parade through the village with lots of volunteers and the local people. Some were wearing traditional clothes and dancing to their music. As we came close to the school the students formed like a tunnel for us volunteers and everyone got one of the traditional Nepalese heats. It was amazing to see how happy the children have been and clapped for us. Then the boring part (speeches, greetings,... :D) started. In the end we had lunch together.
    All in all a very fascinating day. We could see how the schools we're building will (hopefully) once look like and how happy the people are about it. And we could discover more of the Nepalese culture and traditions.
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