Submitted by Ben Ayers on Wed, 2008-10-15 09:54.
September 29, 2008
Kathmandu in all her glory, in her veil of rain. The monsoon rains should have left by now - retreated with the squadrons of china-white cranes that have begun to strafe the city on their way south. But it is still raining, making a very bad year for flooding even worse. Floods have taken dozens of lives all across the Southern belt of the country, and hundreds more in India. Still it continues to rain.
Submitted by Ben Ayers on Wed, 2008-10-15 09:52.
September 16, 2008
I guess I’ve made it. Packed, tied up the loose ends, changed my voicemail greeting, said my furry goodbye to the dog, put the last few boards up on the barn, and jumped a bus to the airport. I’ve passed immigration, checked in two massive bags without any excess baggage penalties, and now the endless wait ensues. The other side of the world is indeed a long ways away.
Submitted by Ben Ayers on Wed, 2008-10-15 09:35.
August 12, 2008
Namaste! This blog will be a foggy portal into my life and adventures as the Nepal Country Director for the dZi Foundation. I, admittedly, have one of the top three jobs in the galaxy – getting to spend 5 months each year stomping around in some of the most remote and poorest villages on Earth, helping communities build new schools, bridges, waterworks, and more. In the process, I am continually reminded that the most intelligent people often cannot read or write. The most capable people have never seen a computer or ridden on a bus. The wisest people only own two sets of clothing, and sleep in houses with thatched roofs.