Beers in Nepal

After a long day at work or after a day of trekking and riding around on an elephant (pictured), there is something universal about kicking back and drinking a cold one while watching the sunset. Nepal has a variety of their own brew and imported but locally bottled beers as well. You will find these […]

Good food in Nepal

Here is a list of some of our favourite restaurants we have been to so far in Nepal. Maps coming soon. (this is an ongoing list-in-progress) OR2K *** $$ WIFI – Thamel Go for the Mediterranean food, the black-light ambience and best included WIFI-Internet connection Royal Saino – Belle Mo:mo *** $$ – Durbar Marg […]

My First Kiva Loan

My first Kiva loan is a success and within a week it was distributed to my family of choice in Cambodia… Thank you for your loan. It has been disbursed to Yen Hoeun by Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL), a partner of Save the Children in Cambodia. We are excited to watch this business grow. Over […]

Himalayan Gourmet

From the archives of volunteers past, my colleagues and I have found a really good cookbook for people living and working in the region. Entitled, “Himalayan Gourmet – A Guide to Cooking in Nepal”, this hundred page book was written by past U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers and provides a conglomeration of recipes as well useful […]

In this case, smaller is better

So today, it is with deepest regrets to say that my relationship with Shiva Ratri has ended prematurely. We had fun on our dates, logged many late night hours on the Internet, travelled together to various places in Nepal, etc., BUT it just didn’t work out as I was looking for something different to compliment […]