Travel Blogs from Kathmandu
Day 1. After not such a long journey thanks to copious amounts of white
wine we have now finally arrived in Kathmandu. Entry to Nepal was a bit
annoying due to the old bureaucratic ways that still exist here....not
one sight of a computer just 4 men processing entry visas and taking an
age to get them done. It took one hour 15 …
In the afternoon we also played games with the children, the
boys in our volunteer group played football with the kids from the school. It
is amazing to see people from all over the world: France, Denmark, America, Canada
and Nepalese all united in this one ...
... into another room for the banquet! I still can't believe we had this wonderful and truly personal experience, and Kalpana will never really know how much this has meant to me even though I kept telling her all afternoon! I did get lots of photos and some videos too, so will no doubt bore many of you rigid later! We returned to the hotel at around 7pm, I had completely forgot about returning to the university...never mind, I explain all on Monday and hopefully they'll ...
... dollars lighter in the pocketbook, but with my things.
I sent a stern email to both US Airways and Etihad explaining the situation and requesting some type of accommodation (hoping for an upgrade to first class on the way home). Etihad responded that, since my flight was originally booked through US Airways and Etihad was just a codeshare partner, US Airways was responsible for dealing with any problems I had. Still, they felt bad about what I had gone through and didn't ...
... mean for the average observer? How are we supposed to take these abstract thoughts on motivation and global development and make them into something meaningful?
I believe the answer comes in our ability to challenge our ambitions as well as ourselves. We need to go deep within the fabric of who we are and what we want if we wish to see the root of a problem which encompasses the entirety of our species. Why does 50% of the world live on less than 2 US dollars ...