Give us the mountains any day...
Trip Start Aug 30, 2011
8Trip End Sep 22, 2011
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We aren't the only ones who feel that way...we've met other travelers who have felt the same way
Tomorrow we will go to a water fun park..bit like a dream/water/movie world rolled into one...maybe that will simmer our tempers!
We had a wonderful experience at the Sunrise orphanage on Friday..the children were all so beautiful and warm..they were keen to be with us and with 74 children and 8 or so carers they had to be super organized. I wish we were able to bring heaps more clothes, presents,medical supplies etc than what we did,
There was a small garden and courtyard area for them all to play in. All the children had to be up by 5.30am for 15min of meditation before going to school. They were responsible for washing their own clothes,having their uniforms clean..they slept 6-8 a room and a small section each to house their li
Iimited belongings. Dal baht (rice,lentil soup,perhaps some veggies,)for brekky and dinner,
And meat only 2 times a week. The children seemed very happy and they had to learn to care and help each other. It was humbling to visit the orphanage and we ALL had better than expected feelings about our visit, which wasn't long enough. For anyone that is interested you can volunteer there and stay for up to 3weeks helping out..there were 2girls there when we visited.
What we did as a family(along with your help)to raise money for them is nothing compared to the wonderful carers who devote their lives full time to helping these children in need.
I have taken heaps of photos, some videos etc of our experiences this whole trip to share with anyone who is interested!
Back to Oz on Thursday...gee the holiday has gone so quickly and I can't believe something I have desired for so long in taking Jes n Chels to Nepal to trek to Base camp,has now so rapidly come and gone.Once we get back to Oz it will feel like it was all just a dream..thank god for photos and memories!
See you all soon,