Nepal

Two Nepalese girls

Two Nepalese girls

Clean & dirty

Clean & dirty

Hung out to dry

Hung out to dry

Bhaktapur brickworks

Bhaktapur brickworks

Melamchi labourer

Melamchi labourer

The School in the Sky

The School in the Sky

Collecting yarn

Collecting yarn

The man from Bhaktapur

The man from Bhaktapur

It’s been a while – just over a year to be exact – since my last post! I’ve been shooting much less than I would have liked, as my sole focus has been on finishing my Masters degree.

I recently arrived back home after spending two weeks in Nepal, where I participated in the Himalayan Field School, which was focused on the interaction between development and human rights in developing countries. It was an incredible experience, and my only wish was that I could have stayed longer and gone trekking in the Himalayas. Nepal is a beautiful country and the people are so warm, welcoming and friendly. If you have the opportunity I can definitely recommend it as a holiday destination, albeit one a little more off the beaten track than your typical getaway!

The field school will (hopefully) be my final subject – it all depends on how I go with an upcoming take-home exam and 8,000 word essay. Fingers crossed! 🙂

3 Comments on “Nepal

    • Thank you! It is quite confronting seeing the level of poverty in Nepal. A lot of kids are absolutely filthy from living on the streets, having to make fires at night to stay warm etc. There’s no doubt that many are doing it really tough, and I thought that came through in the man from Bhaktapur’s eyes, too.
      There is another side, though – an optimism and hope that many of the kids have. I saw countless examples of this throughout the two weeks and it came as a very pleasant surprise – to know that kids can still be kids whilst growing up in such harsh conditions..

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