volunteer work on the outskirts of kathmAndu
After a nice night at the Hotel Country Villa in Nagarkot, Nepal, the three of us ended to Hotel Hertiage to load up the housing material that would be donated to a small village outside Kathmandu. We loaded materials into a semi truck, then headed to the village. It took us about a half an hour to reach the village. Malpi International School was the location where we would drop off the donstion. Here the materials would be safe behind a gated fence.
There was a ceremony for the president of the Helping Hands - USA organization. He gave a nice speech about his native country, Nepal, and how the residents of the country should be proud.
The president (in yellow) handing over a check to the local women of the village in need. Housing material was also given.
The last speech before lunch.
Me dancing to traditional Nepalese music after the ceremony.
The whole day was touched my heart. I hadn't met victims of the earthquake until that Friday. I was moved by how positive the villagers were. They had nothing, yet their positive outlook on life was incredible.
We headed back to Bhaktapur around 3pm. The plan for the night was to meet up with a few girls I met through Couchsurfing.com and see a Nepalese fashion show. None of us had ever been to a fashion show, let alone a Nepalese one.
After the fashion show, we bar hopped all night from 830pm-2am. We started out at a vegan restaurant that had delicious pesto momos. We then headed to a bar that had cheap mixed drinks. I had multiple whiskey cokes for $150 Rupee or $1.50USD each. Once it turned 12am, the cheap bars closed. We ended up at a hookah bar and club later on in the night. I had a great time meeting everyone that night. I had some good conversations that night with a man volunteering from Finland and a girl from The Netherlands. Overall, it was a fantastic night with friends from around the world.
Below is a photo from the fashion show of the models lining up for the photographers.