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Au Revoir

July 27th, 2007 2 Comments

Yesterday was my last day at FTG Nepal, and today is my last day in Kathmandu. A clichéd as it sounds, I don’t know where the time went. I clearly remember a week and a half ago, when I felt like I had so much time left and I was starting to really miss my [...]

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Tractor Spotting

July 27th, 2007 Comments Off

Not sure if there are any Aggies back home reading the site, but while I was in Chitwan, I saw a Massey-Ferguson 1305 DI.  Most of the machines here are my Mahindra or Suwaj…local manufacturers. I’ll see if I managed to take any sort of a decent picture of it…

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Guilty Pleasures in Kathmandu

July 24th, 2007 Comments Off

I’ve been quite busy since I’ve arrived in Kathmandu – and the rest of this week looks to be just as busy or busier. However, I have been enjoying myself every step of the way. I’m very happy I’ve had a chance for a little bit of sightseeing and just being out and about in [...]

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Serendipity

July 24th, 2007 1 Comment

Last week, it was late in the evening, as I ended up taking an unscheduled nap when I got back to the hotel, and I was wandering Thamel, looking for a place to have dinner. This was the evening I realized that almost every menu in Thamel is the same <grin>. The standard offering is [...]

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A Photographic Response to the Naysayers…

July 23rd, 2007 4 Comments

Apparently, some people don’t believe me when I say I was on an elephant. Apparently, some people will only believe me if there are pictures. Many thanks to Brad for vouching for me, but I’m sure these Naysayers will only be appeased by a photo. <grin> So without (much) further ado: Et voila – M. [...]

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What Time Is It? That’s right…it’s Elephant O’clock!

July 22nd, 2007 3 Comments

My trip to Royal Chitwan National Park was great, if very brief. Chitwan is on the southern border of Nepal, and the park itself eventually gives way to India. This area is the Tarai region of Nepal, the hot, flat lowlands of the country. I was warned that there would be oppressive heat – and [...]

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CECI Team Canada

July 21st, 2007 1 Comment

I had the chance to go out with the other Canadian volunteers working with CECI here in Kathmandu last Wednesday. It was a great time, and fun was had by all – even if we talked a little be too much about our work here in Nepal <grin>. This is Erica and Karen. Erica is [...]

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Quick Update

July 19th, 2007 3 Comments

My presentation this morning felt like it went well; I was rather tired, as I had a wonderful dinner last night at Ajoy’s in-law’s house, but was out late and I had to spend time last night (and this morning!) finishing my presentation notes <grin>.  I’m in the office for couple hours now and then I’m [...]

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Look Ma! I’m on top of the world!

July 18th, 2007 4 Comments

So about 90 minutes ago, I was on a plane flying above the Himalayas! I was up at 5am, to take a 6am mountain flight on Buddha Airways for a tour of the Himalayas. The plane was very small, with only about 20 seats or so total. Every seat was a window seat and each [...]

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Missing My Girls

July 17th, 2007 2 Comments

While I’m in Nepal, my wife Jennifer and my daughter Gwendolyn are visiting Jen’s family in Thunderbay. Jen’s mom is travelling with them – they drove up this past week and have safely arrived and are having a lovely time. Jen was kind enough to send some photos of their trip – I’m having a [...]

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