Sunday, October 26, 2014

The last of the pictures from Nepal

The Gateway Hotel--beautiful setting, okay rooms.

Grounds of the Gateway Hotel.

People love bright colors on their houses, and pink is one of their favorites.

Another view from above.  I wish my camera could capture the vibrant greens in Nepal.

This is the area where we hiked up on our last trip--up the ancient rice steps to the water source, except this time of year the rice is still green and so very beautiful.
One last look at this beautiful country.

A beautiful walk up to the water tank, but we had to check for leaches.  In one area a couple was chasing a snake.  We are glad we didn't find it.

This woman was preparing to thresh her rice by making a flat area and mixing mud and cow dung, just what they do in Africa if they have a dirt floor in their home.  Why she needs this do do her task I am not sure.

This looks like a weaved basket--they push the rice stalks down, let them dry, and then do their threshing.

I don't recall seeing a black butterfly anywhere before.

These ladies were dancing but not blocking the road to get money as the younger people were doing, so I think Wasuita's gave them some money.
Our good driver, pushing a child on the swing.  He got a lot safer after the bus went over the edge (deaths up to 15 now--still a miracle considering how far he went down the hill.)

So much more fun than sitting in a meeting.  I realize why all the adults stood up on the swing--the seat was very uncomfortable.

This man was quite drunk, and he got to swinging very high, but he didn't fall off till he was closer to the dirt, then landed on his back, acted knocked out as a joke, and then pretended it didn't hurt very much, but I think it did.

These people were looking for treasure at the river.  We had stopped to eat on the mountain highway and saw these people trying to find something of value.

This was really a nice hotel and so reasonable--two large meals and one night's stay was $40.

The hotel entrance at parking lot.
People are always waiting to greet us, giving us the Tikka, the lei, the bouquets and the scarves.  We got white scarves with flowers, blue ones and red ones this trip.

Our beautiful flower collection.  Too bad we are traveling--we would love to bring them back to our hotel if we could.

This village had a lot of water!  We might do this project, bringing lines and taps closer to the homes.

I just love looking at water.  These rivers are below every mountain highway--you just don't want to see it up close and personal.

Wasuita's found a little one along their walk.  We all enjoy the children who are so beautiful no matter what country we are in.

We had a very successful meeting with TRUST--we met the son of the woman who is the head of this NGO.  This young man spoke very excellent English and was very concerned about the quality of workmanship and the slow way the work lumbers along.  We were thrilled to meet him.  We also decided to do the job near the Tibet border because of the great need.  We also learned that there is being built another highway that will go that direction, making the trip so much safer.  TRUST will also hire someone who lives in that village so that he can watch it all the time.  People from their organization and ours will have limited access to the site because of the weather and because of the present road.  This makes us all feel a whole lot better.  Tomorrow we will be writing up reports, and eventually heading for home.

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