Dhampus to Pothana

We had gone to bed at a decent time. I didn’t sleep very well as we had left the screen window open, allowing hoards of mosquitoes to enter our room. I felt the first couple bites on my arms, some even through the sheets. I was unaware of the screen issue, otherwise I would have sought the easy solution of closing the screen.… Read the rest

Nepal Video Recap

So… I finally had some time to look through my Nepal footage and put together a quick highlight film on the adventure. I hope to have some more time to spend editing in the coming months to put out some more specific videos on what we did there, then again, I should probably finish writing about them.… Read the rest

Last (full) Day in Nepal

Day 9 (Thursday) Kathmandu, Nepal

Mt. EverestThis was an exciting/different day as half of the team woke up early in the morning to catch a flight at 7 a.m. Brent and I were exhausted as we had spent hours talking into the night about our experiences from the previous week. We met up with the other 17 people that decided to take a flight to see the Himalayas.… Read the rest

A Temple Visit

Day 8 (Wednesday) Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu (1)Once again, we were able to sleep in, but I did not. It was another great morning in God’s word. The ladies all trickled down and we made our way to breakfast. It was our last breakfast as a group of 10 as the men were all headed back that afternoon.… Read the rest

Humbled by a Bed

Day 7 (Tuesday) Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu (5)We were told that we could sleep in, but that wasn’t going to happen for me. The bed that I was on was really hard. I honestly spent a little bit of time complaining about this. I had spelt terrible that night. I woke up early and went downstairs to the lobby of the hotel.… Read the rest

Cell Service

We live in a prosperous country, with ample technological resources. Nearly everybody owns a cell phone and we have come to depend on them for our communication needs. While our coverage still isn’t 100%, it is improving steadily, typically only inaccessible in regions blocked off by rugged terrain, or low population density.… Read the rest

Back to the City

Day 6 (Monday) Chitwan to Kathmandu, Nepal

Back to the City (1)
We woke up early once again so that we could enjoy the last bit of our time down south. This time we got to enjoy a nice bird walk. There were just a few of us ready as we stood outside with our guide.… Read the rest

A Note About Trekking


1. To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.

I could have always used the other definition of “a slow, arduous journey” but thought that it was rarely applicable to our trip. Now for those of you not versed in the world of long distance walking, it actually is a fulfilling activity that can take you to remarkable places.… Read the rest

Canoes, Elephants and More!

Day 5 (Sunday) Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Chitwan (1)After a non-air conditioned night’s sleep, I woke up to almost normal sized ankles! It was also another early morning as we had a whole day of events planned. We met everyone for breakfast in the comfortable morning air. It was nice and relaxing not to hear the sounds of the city and instead to hear the sounds of the jungle waking up.… Read the rest

A Drive to Chitwan

Day 4 (Saturday) Chitwan National Park, Nepal

ChitwanWe woke up early for breakfast as we needed to leave the hotel by 6:15 in the morning. This was not bad as I was still waking up fairly early with the sun coming in the window. We were not planning on coming back to this hotel, so we needed to have everything packed up.… Read the rest

God’s Calling is Not Always Easy

Day 3 (Friday) Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal (15)

We met the third trekking team for breakfast before they headed out on their high-altitude adventure. It wasn’t as early as the day before which was nice, but I still woke up with plenty of time to sit and take in the noises in the city again.… Read the rest