budhanilkantha

so this is the town i’m currently living in. the title of this post is the name – you can imagine my difficulty trying to tell the cabby where i want to go when i’m trying to get home. more on the town and the house in a minute.

FRI before i was place, Jonny (sp?) and I went to see the monkey temple which sits really high up on a hill in kathmandu. to get to the top, you have to climb the 365 stairs which get steeper and steeper as you go. by the top, i was taking about one step every 10 seconds or so – it’s that steep. along the way, tons of monkeys were hanging out in the trees, on the stairs, etc. they weren’t always the friendliest, and i was wishing i had got my rabies shot before i came…

FRI afternoon, we were taken to our placement shown below. i’ve also included a few pictures of the bedrooms, kitchen, living room, and where we wash our clothes. we do have running water, a hot shower (which is a super sketchy propane run unit, and power (although everyday, the power is only on throughout the entire kathmandu valley for two five to six hour periods), so while i’m not living on the floor, it’s pretty basic living.

i’m cutting it short for now, but i’ll be posting up tomorrow with more info on the kids and town then. for now, i’ll leave you with a portrait of Nabin rocking it euro trash style.

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i'm sep, a 35 year old photographer / volunteer / storyteller / traveler / nice guy living in rural Wisconsin.

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