Arrived in Nepal
I woke up to the upbeat vocal melodies of Billy Joel’s classic song, “Uptown girl.” The tune put me in a good mood to start the day. Well, to start the next part of our 30 hours of travel time to get to Nepal. I slept briefly, as the sun’s journey east combined with our plane’s movement west, causing the sun to set at 8pm and rise a mere two hours later. We arrived in Kathmandu at 8:30 PM on Saturday. Since then, our daily afternoon naps have diluted any jet lag we would have felt.
Leaving Asheville marked a mix of emotions. I would describe it as a combination of excitement and nostalgia. When we get back, we will only have a couple weeks to see family and friends before we leave again, this time for college; however, we are thankful and excited for the next five weeks. We have spent the last few days acclimatizing to life here in Nepal. Sun streams our window by 5am each morning. The people are really nice, the city is fairly polluted, and large mountains rise in the distance. We have spent time with our friends Jay and Aileen, figuring out how to work most effectively. We are happy to be here and thrilled for this opportunity to help.
Mom MomJune 30, 2015
So glad you arrived safely. Can’t wait to read your impressions and stories in the weeks ahead. What an amazing opportunity you created for yourselves! Great benefits for you and the people of Nepal. We send love.
AdamJuly 2, 2015
Thanks! We will keep you updated!
DadJune 30, 2015
Fantastico! Great talking to you this morning. Thinking and praying for you. Wish I was there for the adventure.
JhoanJuly 2, 2015
Keep up the good work! Help as many people as you can! Don’t forget the souvenirs 😀
AdamJuly 2, 2015
Haha thanks Jhoan! Will do!
Randall BoggsJuly 2, 2015
Adam (and Dawson), glad to follow your adventure here. Proud of what you are doing. Looking forward to learning with you about this part of the world. Enjoy the new-to-you culture. Go-give-learn; good advice! Blessings, Randall (friend of Adam’s mom and dad)
MissyJuly 3, 2015
So exciting to hear your first impressions…and thanks for the foodie photo too! Cannot wait to hear more about your journey and the people you’re meeting!