Nepal is a magical place and I have wonderful memories trekking there when I was 11. We camped in paddy fields and every evening the sherpas helped my younger brother and me teach the local kids British bulldog, stuck in the mud and other classic schoolyard games. I also remember having my cheeks pinched by many an elderly lady who we assumed had never seen European children before.
Ian Corless has had a wonderful idea here. Please take a look at his images and consider buying one!
I have been very fortunate to visit Nepal and work on the Everest Trail Race twice, I hope to return again in 2015.
Nothing can quite prepare you for the beauty of the place, it’s magical in its chaos. But no matter how beautiful the scenery is, the people really are the highlight; so warm, so giving, so generous and they smile… they smile a great deal!
The current tragedy that is facing Kathmandu and all the surrounding areas is heart breaking.
It’s never easy to watch a tragedy unfold and listen to the appeals of charities. I made a donation, I worked on the principal that no matter how much I gave, if we all do the same then it amounts to a bigger total that can be used for good.
It actually took my partner, Niandi, to think of the idea but she said, ‘why don’t you sell…
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