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Nepal - Where The Mountains Endure

We’re bouncing up and down in a rickety old SUV as it races down a dry, dusty road. As I look out at the fleeting landscape, I catch a glance at an elderly farmer, sweat running down his brow, leaning on his rake and staring into the distance. As I follow his gaze, I finally lay my eyes on them; there, amidst the rice fields and straw houses, are the mountains I came so far to see. The mountains most others only dream about.

The Badi Book Worm

By Angel Corrigan 3 Novermber, 2014   When Asmita enters the modest library at Christian Community School (CCS), she wonders, “What is there to read about today?” Maybe I’ll find out more about France, China or the USA. Maybe I will look at a book that tells me about what life was like for our ancestors or one that focuses on the possibilities of the future.” It is through the pages of books she can control where she goes and whom she meets. Just a short time ago this was not the case.   Eleven-year-old Asmita is a member of the Badi tribe. Currently, she is enrolled at CCS in Kathmandu, Nepal. Before coming to CCS, she lived in her village where schooling was too expensive for her family and as a result her future would most certainly be based …

Travel | Island Peak Trek to Nepal – Taking My Breath Away

By Helene Blanchette 29 October, 2012   At first, saying yes to a trek in Nepal initiates thoughts of Mount Everest in your mind and you hear yourself say: OK guys I will join the Island Peak trek with you, but only if I can do the shorter version and stop at Everest Peak View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world, the one that promises a breathtaking view of Ama Dablam – Lhotse and of course the legendary Everest. In your mind you see yourself walking with spectacular views and blue skies with a big smile attached to your face.    Flying to Lukla  In reality this fantastic journey starts with chaos at the Kathmandu domestic airport. A place that repeats 40 to 50 times a day the same routine of transporting groups of people to their dream journey, …