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Just because I’m white, it doesn’t mean that…– I need a taxi– I’m going to give the homeless money– I’m headed to Thamel, the tourist area– I don’t understand Nepali-language insults– My purse is filled with cash, camera, and cell phone– I can’t eat daal bhaat with my hands– I won’t know it if you […]

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First of all, Happy Holidays to all. Though I was not physically with you over Christmas, my mind and heart were with all those I care about.Monday, December 17th, I welcomed a fellow Lake Forest College student to Kathmandu. Her name is Tara and she is currently a Senior Philosophy and Anthropology student at LFC. […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve written, both because I have been ill and because I’ve been so busy. Allow me to describe the highlights of my life lately:Wednesday, Dec. 5: After too long, I went to visit Muna’s family. Her parents had been in Chicago since April, but they returned at the end of […]

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It’s been three weeks of sickness after sickness….Week one: headache that wouldn’t go away. I had it for FOUR days!Week two: bad bout of food poisoning. Another wasted 4 days.Week three (this week): sore glands, sore throat, headache (again).What is going on? It must be the sudden change in weather. I want my mamma!!!

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Last Wednesday I had the fortune to attend a Tibetan celebration up in the hills surrounding Kathmandu. As the only foreigner in a group of over 1000, mostly old, Tibetans, it was a great opportunity for me to learn about traditional Tibetan culture in as untainted a setting as possible outside of the most remote […]

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