To Nepal, With Love.

When I woke up on Saturday morning, I was so sad to be told of the news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.  And even sadder as through the day the death tole rose and rose. Nepal has always been very special to me.  I spent seven weeks there in 2008, when I was 19/20  – I spent my 20th birthday there.  I lived with a family for five of these weeks, in a very rural village in the Chitwan region. The rest of the time was spent in Kathmandu and Pokhara. I spent time in a school, teaching.  I participated in a building project in the local community.  I ate dal bhat for two meals a day.  I saw the beautiful mountains.  But mostly, I experienced the friendliness and happiness of the people of Nepal, something I have never forgotten.  So, for today’s post I am simply sharing some of my memories of Nepal, through my photos.  Nepal is the most beautiful country and all of the people in the photos, are those who we lived with, worked with, taught or spent our days with; the ones who made our Nepal trip the most special. Please donate what you can to help Nepal,  Oxfam, Unicef, Action Aid, as every little helps, no matter how small.DSC_0253DSC_0204DSC_0819DSC_0535 DSC_0219DSC_0887 DSC_0246DSC_0555DSC_1043DSCF3803 DSC_0295DSCF3917 DSC_0344DSCF3818 DSC_0418 DSC_0442 DSC_0460DSC_0551DSC_0579 DSC_0648DSC_0610DSC_0658 DSC_0682 DSC_0718DSC_0985DSCF3712DSCF3814DSCF3920 DSCF3937DSCF3826DSC_0215 Marcella xx

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The Travel Tuesday post that I am highlighting from last week was written by Camila from Adventitious Violet.  Camila shared her wonderful sunset photos from The Shard.unnamed

Next week is time for our monthly prompt post and I have chosen the following theme:

– Festivals and Celebrations –
Have you ever been to an amazing festival or celebration while travelling?  Do you have any special festivals or events from your home country or where you live now?  Have you celebrated something special while travelling?  I can’t wait to read your posts 🙂
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27 thoughts on “To Nepal, With Love.

  1. What an amazing experience that must have been…. WOW! Was it through a church program or some kind of volunteer program? I would love to visit this beautiful country as I have heard nothing but rave reviews about Kathmandu and the lovely people who live in the region. Was flying in and out OK?
    I am in agreement with one of the other commenters who summed it up nicely, “this puts a human face on the tragedy”, but I am happy to have seen these photographs as it makes me feel closer to the people there. Thanks Marcella 🙂

    • Thanks Cynthia, i’m glad to havr shown what a special place Nepal is. I went through the volunteering society at my uni and we linked up with an NGO in Nepal, who we then did a project with – we raised the money in the UK. We flew via UAE into the teeny Kathmandu airport, which was no problem at all.

  2. It really is such devastating news! Thanks for shining a happier light on Nepal and reminding us all what a wonderful and beautiful place it is! It seems like you have amazing memories there!

  3. What a horrible tragedy. I think it’s really important for people to see photos like these, as someone else commented, it gives Nepal a human face. Sometimes it’s hard to relate to people who suffer a disaster when all you see and hear in the news is death and destruction. Photos like these are really powerful and connecting.

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  5. I’ve been offline for a week and just catching up on your posts now. I was so sad to hear about the earthquake too even though I’ve never been to Nepal. I love these pictures, especially the ones of the locals. It’s so nice to put human faces to a country. The people of Nepal look lovely and I hope they stay strong and get through this!

  6. Aw thanks for the highlight 🙂 And I loved this post – beautiful photos! It’s always hard to see something so devastating happen to a place that is so close to your heart and where you spent time! Hope the lovely smiling people of your photos are all right!xx

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