Tag Archives: Kathmandu

Weaving between motorcycles – The art of crossing the street in Kathmandu

Learning to cross the street is something you learn at a very young age.  But did you know that it’s not the same everywhere?  Of course you should know that some countries drive on the left-hand side, while others drive … Continue reading

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Walking Past Paradise: My Commute to Work in Nepal

Oh, the dreaded commute!  Around the world, commute times can vary from none (for stay-at-home parents and freelancers who work virtually) to hours (for people who live in rural areas but work in the city or in cities with particularly … Continue reading

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How to get around in Kathmandu – Transport in Nepal

When you get to a new place, one of the first things you need to figure out is transportation.  After walking around in your neighbourhood, you’re going to want to explore different parts of the city.  But how do you … Continue reading

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Absolute Essentials – Spending a winter in Nepal

As most of you know, I left Canada unaware that I would be spending a winter in Nepal. I was planning to spend it in Bangladesh, where sandals and perhaps a sweater would suffice. In December, I was given about … Continue reading

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“Load Shedding – whats that?” – Electricity in Nepal

I’ve only been here for a week, but every time the power comes back on I have a visceral reaction of excitement and happiness (written in early January).  Each time I know the power is going on/off, I have a … Continue reading

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Fair Trade, Handicrafts, Design – “What are you working on in Nepal?”

I love Nepal.  I’m really having a great time here.  It’s so nice to come out of the prison that was life in Dhaka, and have some freedom – I feel like a bird released from my cage!  With a … Continue reading

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Change of Plans! – Moving to Nepal

For those who’ve been following my blog, you know i’m currently in Bangladesh, and there’s a “security situation”.  You also may have heard that other countries are pulling out their foreign staff, or not sending them here in the first … Continue reading

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