Tag Archives: Study Abroad

What the Future Holds

3 December, 2007 Well, it seems that no matter how much I think I know what the future holds, there are always surprises in store for me.   Perhaps that is life in general, or perhaps I lead life in such a … Continue reading

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More photos of Tanting

There are so many more photographs to share! Some whimsical ones: My host family’s compound: More for fun

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It’s been a long time in the Mountains

November, 2007 Namaste sabaailaai.  Namaste to everyone.  This morning I woke up to a cold and misty morning, the fog clinging to the buildings and trees like cobwebs.  The mist lifted with the rising of the sun, and the day turned beautiful, crisp … Continue reading

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Challenges and disillusionment: November 2007

Dear Mum and Dad, I have been thinking about you so much!  Missing you a lot.  Before I delve in any deeper, all the photos are from a wonderful trip I took with the students and one of the regular lecturers … Continue reading

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Swayambunath

Located on a hilltop overlooking Kathmandu city, Swayambunath is one of Kathmandu’s two main stuppas.  It holds ancient Buddhist relics and is a place of worship, pilgrimage and of course tourists for Nepalis and foreigners, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.  These … Continue reading

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Trip to the Terai: September, 2007

Hello.  I was much better at writing regularly in India than I have been here.  I’m so much busier here.  So often out and about talking with people, laughing, wandering, working.  It’s wonderful.  Smile.  We got back from Chitwaan National park yesterday at  10:30 am.  It was early because we left Chitwaan at 4:00 … Continue reading

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Two Festivals: Fall 2007

The Kathmandu Valley is home to numerous festivals, but two of the big ones held in the early autumn are Gaai Jaatra and Janaipurnima.  Gaai Jaatra literally means Festival of Cows, and it is held in the Durbar Square (Palace … Continue reading

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Arriving in Kathmandu: August 2007

Hello everyone!  It’s a wet Sunday morning here in Balkot.  A day off for me.  Whew.  Things have been so busy.  But I’m not really going to get into that right now.  I sort of feel like I should introduce … Continue reading

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Transitions: Away from MBKG Pannai, Mid-May

Dear Mum and Dad, You are both so amazing and wonderful and supportive and non-judgmental.  Wow.  Thanks to both of you for your wonderful emails sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences.  After my two weeks in Kalimpong, I’m really seriously … Continue reading

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Why I want to work for Pitzer, May 2007

Namaste Mike-ji and Margie-ji,        Jaatinai hunuhunchha?  Greetings!  I hope this email finds you both well.  Margie, it was wonderful to see you (for far too short a time) in Kalimpong when I was back visiting.  Mike, the families I … Continue reading

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