May 10, 2018
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We All Have Dreams

“A Man Has Dreams.” A song on my Mary Poppins playlist: at least four minutes, and a slow and quiet dialogue between only two characters- no ensemble. From my dance teacher’s perspective, four minutes is a long time for two … Continue reading

April 16, 2018
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Nepal: January 19th

19 Jan 18 Thursday En route Kathmandu to Istanbul to Home We have finally taken off from Kathmandu after sitting at the gate for an extra two hours. One last (hopefully last!) frustration at Nepalese transportation- though this seemed to … Continue reading

April 16, 2018
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Nepal: January 18th

18 Jan 18 Wednesday Kathmandu Our breakfast discussion: Materialism: David shared insights and we discussed our own reflections on not being defined by possessions, but seeing each material that passes through our hands as a precious material from the Earth. … Continue reading

April 16, 2018
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Nepal: January 17th

17 Jan 18 Tuesday Chitwan to Kathmandu We left Chitwan this morning at 8:00. It’s 5:00 now and we are stranded by the road, 1.5 hours from Kathmandu by a broken gear on our bus. The first stop we made … Continue reading

April 16, 2018
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Nepal: January 16th

16 Jan 18 Monday Chitwan National Park: Safari We boarded dugout canoes at 8:00 a.m. The river was misty. We saw many birds, especially ducks. We stopped for a ten-minute break in a dried mud flat, where we were able … Continue reading

April 16, 2018
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Nepal: January 15th

15 Jan 18 Sunday Pokhara to Chitwan Today, we traveled by bus approximately six hours to Chitwan, where we piled into an open vehicle (“try not to look like a tourist!) and were delivered to the Chitwan Gaida Lodge. (which … Continue reading

April 15, 2018
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Nepal: January 14th

14 Jan 18 Saturday Dhampus to Pokhara Today was full- when I think about it, I should be overwhelmed and exhausted by all that we did, but somehow it seemed a natural pace. A few of us woke to see … Continue reading

March 21, 2018
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Nepal: January 13th

13 Jan 18 Saturday Pokhara to Dhampus This morning before we left the hotel, we had a lovely conversation with Razana, a hotel worker. She has worked in the hotel industry for eight years, but this hotel only thirteen days. … Continue reading

March 21, 2018
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Nepal: January 12th

12 Jan 18 Friday Kathmandu to Pokhara Today, we are headed to Pokhara. We were scheduled to do this yesterday, but decided to stay in Kathmandu an extra day after our late night before. Our activities yesterday were lovely and … Continue reading

March 21, 2018
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Nepal: January 11th

11 Jan 18 Thursday Kathmandu This is an extra, unexpected day in Kathmandu- David decided after arriving back in the city so late last night and not able to find dinner at that hour, that it would be wise to … Continue reading