Author Archives: Tim's Blog - Return to Nepal 2014

Returning to Whidbey

(Post in progress) Leaving Yaku It’s odd that when I was traveling to Yaku I felt like I was going home; and now as I’m about to depart for Whidbey, I feel like I’m going home too. It was hard … Continue reading

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Computers, internet in Yaku

Six years ago, when I first returned to Yaku, Mohan Dhakal, a teacher, proposed to me that he would help the school get a couple computers if I would fund the project. Seemed worthwhile. Up my alley. My best social … Continue reading

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The Village Engineer

If you are new to this blog, it will make more sense if you click on “Menu”, at the top, then read the page “About this blog” . This is the village engineer showing me the transit he used to … Continue reading

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The police station and elections

This is the police station. Just above the school. About a dozen men. They are usually out on patrol. I’d hoped to catch a group picture, but no luck. The previous police station was burned down by the Moaists. The … Continue reading

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The village mill

The first video below is of the village mill. It’s diesel, and again, not charming, but women used to spend many hours husking rice, as seen in the 2nd video. What they are making is rice flower for pastry, for … Continue reading

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The Health center

They call it a hospital, but they don’t do surgery, set broken bones or serious illnesses. They transport those by 4wd to a hospital in Dharan, about 30 miles. They have to call for transport, and it’s not free, though … Continue reading

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Traditional Village life in Yaku

Morning Chores Here is the mother of the Telecommunications engineer you met in my 2nd post, – doing morning chores. She thought it funny that I would video her. But if you think about it, she would find it interesting … Continue reading

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