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August 11th 2016
Published: August 11th 2016
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Medical trek

Chitwan

Upon arriving the head nurse for the trek Ang chooti came and met me at the airport where we went to the hotel The Heritage'' in Tamil there the guide for the trek Binod welcomed and told our group about our trip. our group was a small one comprised of 7 porters, 1 chef, 3 Nepali RN's, 1 pharmacist, 1 guide and for the foreigners there were 6 Australian's; 2 doctors, 2 RN's and me. It was a special time in Nepal at the time as the Holi festival was on, where colour powder is everywhere! :D

A lot of firsts on this trip!.

My first time traveling, trekking, volunteering, first time eating with my hand, dancing around a fire to villagers drumming and singing.

Magical experience meeting new people, every village we came to we were excepted and welcomed warmly with a ceremony of a flowers necklace and a red tikka on our forehead. Everyday the porters and Nepalese volunteers looked after us. Tek the chef was amazing and his cakes are delicious! all the food was amazing especially the rice porridge and Dhal Bhatt. With the amount of food eaten I am surprised I did not put on weight :P

We had a lot of patients at the medical camps sometimes 80 patients other times over 100. Each camp was unique in its people and customs for they were different casts.

A highlight for me was when we were dressed up in traditional Gurung (one of the casts in Nepal) clothing.

We also visited Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu (more commonly known as the monkey temple as there is a lot of monkeys there). It is a Bhudist temple which was affected by the earthquake.

2 weeks went so fast and I only saw a small portion of Nepal. I will have to come back!

until next time ....

Cant wait to come back again and experience more adventures until next time...


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