When I woke up on Saturday morning, I was so sad to be told of the news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. And even sadder as through the day the death tole rose and rose. Nepal has always been very special to me. I spent seven weeks there in 2008, when I was 19/20 – I spent my 20th birthday there. I lived with a family for five of these weeks, in a very rural village in the Chitwan region. The rest of the time was spent in Kathmandu and Pokhara. I spent time in a school, teaching. I participated in a building project in the local community. I ate dal bhat for two meals a day. I saw the beautiful mountains. But mostly, I experienced the friendliness and happiness of the people of Nepal, something I have never forgotten. So, for today’s post I am simply sharing some of my memories of Nepal, through my photos. Nepal is the most beautiful country and all of the people in the photos, are those who we lived with, worked with, taught or spent our days with; the ones who made our Nepal trip the most special. Please donate what you can to help Nepal, Oxfam, Unicef, Action Aid, as every little helps, no matter how small. Marcella xx
The Travel Tuesday post that I am highlighting from last week was written by Camila from Adventitious Violet. Camila shared her wonderful sunset photos from The Shard.
Next week is time for our monthly prompt post and I have chosen the following theme:
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Gorgeous photos! This really puts a human face on the tragedy there.
Thank you, I’m glad it managed to give that point of view.
I love the pictures from the time you spent there! I was sad to hear the news too.
Thank you. It is such sad news, and seems to be getting sadder and sadder.
😥 Nepal has been on my mind and in my prayers since I heard.
I’ve actually dreamt about Nepal for the last two nights too, shows how much it’s been on my mind I think.
Such a sad sad tragedy 😦 Looks like you had an amazing time there and Nepal holds a special place in your heart.
It really is the saddest, the images of all the devastation are so hard to see. I think Nepal will always with deep within my heart.
What a lovely post. The earthquake’s affects have been so devasting, so much death and destruction. I hope they are able to get back on their feet soon.
Thank you Estrella, I wanted to show how beautiful Nepal is as all the news and images at the moment are so heartbreaking.
What an amazing experience that must have been…. WOW! Was it through a church program or some kind of volunteer program? I would love to visit this beautiful country as I have heard nothing but rave reviews about Kathmandu and the lovely people who live in the region. Was flying in and out OK?
I am in agreement with one of the other commenters who summed it up nicely, “this puts a human face on the tragedy”, but I am happy to have seen these photographs as it makes me feel closer to the people there. Thanks Marcella 🙂
Thanks Cynthia, i’m glad to havr shown what a special place Nepal is. I went through the volunteering society at my uni and we linked up with an NGO in Nepal, who we then did a project with – we raised the money in the UK. We flew via UAE into the teeny Kathmandu airport, which was no problem at all.
What beautiful pictures and what an amazing experience to look back on and treasure. It must make the news so much harder to bear having experienced everything the country and people have to offer.
Thanks Fi. I definitely feel heartbroken by the news, having spent time with so many wonderful Nepali people.
This is the perfect post to honour this tragedy. Thank you for sharing your personal experience!! Nepal looks breathtaking!
Thanks Isabel. I’m glad to have shed some light on what such a beautiful country Nepal is, and how the people are even more special.
It really is such devastating news! Thanks for shining a happier light on Nepal and reminding us all what a wonderful and beautiful place it is! It seems like you have amazing memories there!
Thanks Lauren 🙂
What a horrible tragedy. I think it’s really important for people to see photos like these, as someone else commented, it gives Nepal a human face. Sometimes it’s hard to relate to people who suffer a disaster when all you see and hear in the news is death and destruction. Photos like these are really powerful and connecting.
Thanks for your comment 🙂 I agree that photos can link you to a place, even when you haven’t been. I’m glad I was able to do that.
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I’ve been offline for a week and just catching up on your posts now. I was so sad to hear about the earthquake too even though I’ve never been to Nepal. I love these pictures, especially the ones of the locals. It’s so nice to put human faces to a country. The people of Nepal look lovely and I hope they stay strong and get through this!
Thanks Anna! I’ve just had a week blog-break too! I’m glad you liked the post, Nepal is still on my mind everyday.
Aw thanks for the highlight 🙂 And I loved this post – beautiful photos! It’s always hard to see something so devastating happen to a place that is so close to your heart and where you spent time! Hope the lovely smiling people of your photos are all right!xx
Thanks Camilia. I hope so too 🙂 xx