Saturday, August 2, 2014

Around Dhangadi

Around Dhangadi, we went to a school to see what was needed. The community didn’t seem too motivated to get things done, so CDRA is a little hesitant to get involved. They like to help communities, but they want the people to be active in their projects and invest either physically or financially so that the people are not just receiving handouts.

We stayed 2 nights in Dhangadi. One night, Sommaya’s husband Ramesh called me. Good lord that was hard. I can barely understand people speaking English over the phone, so Nepali was quite an adventure. I think our conversation was going in circles.

One day we had some free time, so we went to the longest bridge in Nepal. It’s about 1.5 kilometers long – nearly a mile. We took a lot of bridge pictures. All the rivers in Nepal are pretty low. That’s bad because this is monsoon season where the rains are heavy and the rivers should be high. I could’ve walked halfway to the other side with out using the bridge because the water was so low. This bridge was near the Indian border – maybe 3km away.

Dead, large, lizard

Used to be an airport, now it's a grazing field

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