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Learning to be content (please see itinerary change)



28th of June, 2017


Nepal '17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]It is the third day of homestay.  The day started with a well-prepared breakfast.  Acknowledging that we’re not used to the Napoli food, our homestay sister made us homemade fries for dinner last night and this morning’s breakfast.  We are very glad that our homestay sister speaks fluent English – no language barriers.

Nikki brought up a question about donating to our NGO partner directly or using the funding to support our trip.  I thought about this for a long time.  For selfish reasons, I would choose the second one.  One of my primary goals for this experience was personal growth, not only to help others.

The work we did today is similar to yesterday.  Moving and breaking rocks – and a new job, painting.  At the end of the day the playground was not filled with rocks and almost totally cleared.  We are really proud of our work.

While I write:  Arwen and Nick are watching while Tarun, Tarushi, Grayson, Shane, and Ellie are playing soccer with the locals and scoring some goals.  The rest of us took hot showers – just like yesterday.

One of the most surprising things I’m feeling is how easy I can be satisfied recently.  A hot shower and some nice food might not be anything back home, but after all these days, basic things like that become precious.  I think one of the biggest takeaways from this experience will be to learn to be content with all I have.  And have a genuine and positive attitude toward everything like the Napolis.

From the field:  change in itinerary

6/28 – observe elections:  meet candidates, see balloting (first in 2o years)

6/29 – trek to Taksidu – stay in tea houses until 6/6

6/30 – visit monestary

7/ 1-2 – work at school

7/3-5 trek

7/6-8 Kathmandu[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]



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