“Learning is good, understanding is better, realising is best”

Hatfield Nepal Project is now officially underway! Both teams have gone their separate ways, a couple of the Cambridge volunteers have now arrived and have settled in, and today we had our first taste of teaching. On Sunday we had the day to ourselves to explore [...]

2014-08-12T15:28:10+00:00 August 12th, 2014|HVP, Nepal, Travel Diary|Comments Off on “Learning is good, understanding is better, realising is best”

“We have a very low index of economy, but a very high index of happiness”

Or, “how many Durham students does it take to change a lightbulb?” So after our blissful night’s sleep in Kathmandu Guesthouse (apparently ‘one of Asia’s top 50 best hotels and resorts’, presumably assessed by someone who had been to every single one), we decided we might [...]

2014-08-11T16:38:26+00:00 August 11th, 2014|HVP, Nepal, Travel Diary|Comments Off on “We have a very low index of economy, but a very high index of happiness”

“It’ll be an adventure”

We’re alive. More than 30 hours, at least 4 different modes of transport, 2 Nepali people falling asleep on Tyler’s shoulder, and one close call (involving the bus almost driving off without Emma on it) later, we made it to Kathmandu. Exhausted, but exhilarated. […]

2014-08-09T18:46:30+00:00 August 9th, 2014|HVP, Nepal, Travel Diary|Comments Off on “It’ll be an adventure”

Heathrow is my second home

Do you remember that one time when I spent 12 hours in Heathrow airport while trying to get to Beijing? Well since then I just can’t keep away from London Heathrow. I’m now on my way to India, where myself and 4 friends from university are [...]

2014-07-26T22:53:43+00:00 July 26th, 2014|India, Nepal, Travel Diary|Comments Off on Heathrow is my second home

On Silence

I’m now half way through my most recent challenge, and wow is it difficult. For those of you who don’t know, I’m attempting to do a week’s sponsored silence: no talking to anyone (including myself!) for a whole seven days. I’m raising money for HVP UK [...]

2014-05-02T08:55:00+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|charity, fundraising, Nepal, Travel Diary|1 Comment