Nepal 2016 – Loving the Home Stay!
Greetings from the GR office!
We can’t believe that summer programs are starting to wind down. In Nepal, there are just 3 days left in the homestay! A team of workers has been coming since Sunday to ramp up support for the group’s service project on the secondary school which is coming along quickly! Students are really excited to learn how to mix cement and gain some new building skills.
All our students spent Saturday shadowing a family member, learning how Nepali agriculture works and seeing the intricacies of Nepali family life. On Sunday the group spent a day sharing international recipes with their homestay families. Although the homestays are quite challenging, they have been an eye-opening, and heart-opening experience for students. They love their Nepali families and will be said to say goodbye in a few days.
BUT, they’ll also be super excited for their final travel in Bodnath, home to the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world and a huge population of Tibetan Buddhist refugees. The group will learn techniques for calming the monkey mind, explore the depths of Hindu culture at one of the most moving temples on earth at Pashupatinath and will have time to shop for gorgeous Nepali souveniers to dazzle their families and friends at home.
Enough from us…lets hear from a couple GR students!!
Blog Post by Global Routes Nepal Students Merak and Wilder:
As the trek came to a close, we prepared to embark on the longest, and arguably hardest, part of the trip. We spent a luxurious two nights in Pokhara, during which glorious warm showers were had, functional beds were slept in, and delicious food was eaten (once again, we hit up Mo 2’s. The steamed momos were unreal).