Nepal 2016 – Samina Kabir

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I spent 2 weeks teaching English at a Government school in Kathmandu Nepal through the organisation Volunteering Solutions.

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The pictures above clearly show the devastating effect the 2015 earthquake had on the school. Regardless of their surroundings the young students were eager and enthusiastic towards learning English hence, making the whole trip worthwhile and valuable for me.

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Teaching took place in the morning so the rest of our time was spent exploring Nepal

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The Swayambhunath – one of Nepal’s most sacred Buddhist shrines- is also known as ‘The Monkey Temple’ due to the hundreds of monkeys that are constantly present.

Tip: Hide any food you may have otherwise the monkeys WILL snatch it.

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Patan’s Durbar Square consist of the ancient royal palaces as well many idols of Gods/Goddess representing the Hindu religion. The Sanskrit name of the city is Lalitpur meaning ‘City of beauty’.

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Momo’s (left pic) – meat or vegetable filled dumplings are Nepal’s unofficial national dish. Wagons selling fresh fruits (right pic) were found EVERYWHERE in Nepal.

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Chitwan National Park (where dreams come true) is one of Asia’s best wildlife viewing spots. You get the opportunity to RIDE AN ELEPHANT and SEE HIPPOPOTAMUSES!!

A huge thank you to the PGAF for making this trip possible for me!

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