Namaste! – I bow to the god within you “Namaste Chet Ji” is the greeting given to our Nepalese language teacher. He is of small stature as are most of the people of this mountain nation, but not small in personality. His wire framed glasses hide his slightly squint...
“Anyone coming out for Brownies? Cinnamon roll is good too. Or we could go for rice pudding” Somebody said after our first dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Nepal could cater for our Western weaknesses! Earlier in the day I had discovered that I...
Nepal travel tends to include images of visitors trekking the Himalayan mountains, exploring holy temples, and enjoying the many outdoor adventures Nepal has to offer. Despite its beauty, communities in Nepal are still reeling from the impact of the 2015 Nepal...
You’re ascending some of the world’s highest peaks, in the middle of one of the most geographically diverse countries on the planet. You’re trekking in the Himalayas, and it’s a dream come true. GVI is here every step of the way as you take the trip of a lifetime and...
Nepal is one of the most varied and scenic countries on earth. The scenery ranges from the towering Himalayas to the north to the Chitwan jungle to the south. The locals often say that Nepal stands for ‘Never Ending Peace and Love’. It is hard not to fall in love with...
So, believe it or not, I actually came to Nepal with no intention to trek… crazy right? However, after only a couple of weeks in Pokhara glimpsing the beautiful peaks of the Annapurna mountain range, I realised that I had to take advantage of the landscape around me...
GVI volunteers joined forces with the SASANE a group that addresses the issue of human trafficking. The aim was to raise funds for the SASANE school awareness programme. The challenge was to make 500 momos in one hour. The challenge was successfully completed. It was a fun challenge with great results!
International Women's Day is celebrated with a public holiday in Nepal, however, despite this day of recognition, there are many extreme issues relating to Gender Equity in Nepal. For two weeks prior to Women's Day our Women's Empowerment team worked with nineteen...
On my last day at home before I boarded a plane to come to Nepal, I visited one of my old high school teachers. He told me a story about one of his friends who joined the Peace Corps and went to Guatemala. When his two years were finished, he stayed in Guatemala. On...
A normal day involves English lessons followed by the development of a skill, but today the women all wanted to knit straight away. I had been given donations of knitting materials to bring with me to Nepal, and the previous week I had begun to teach this skill. The...
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