Category Archives: Nepal

Tibet?

‘If Mohammed can’t go to the mountain then the mountain shall come to Mohammed.’ Although my trip to Tibet was cancelled, in a strange way I feel like i am already there. I’m living with Tibetan nuns (I was unable to teach monks as there has been rising concerns with women living with them), eating… Continue Reading…

Modern World

It’s official – nuns and monks are living in the Twentyfirst century and like us, are slaves to technology. They own mobile phones, use the internet, and even have Facebook accounts. They eat meat, drink coffee and eat super noodles and even have my favourite chocolate spread! So much for a month of purity. 

Tibetan Tea

It seems that when Tibetan Buddhism was introduced to Mongolia, they also introduced their tea. During my first morning within the Tibetan Monastery in Nepal, I was given the same salty milky tea as I had in Mongolia but this time presented as ‘Tibetan tea.’ Luckily for me they also drink sugary tea – phew.

Namaste Nepal

I’ve arrived in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal; a small country landlocked between the two giants that are China and India. It’s a congested city, with black smoke fogging the narrow streets oozing out of car exhausts. People sell coconuts by the roadside, goats sit on top of buses and cows roam around the few… Continue Reading…

Namaste Nepal

I’ve arrived in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal; a small country landlocked between the two giants that are China and India. It’s a congested city, with black smoke fogging the narrow streets oozing out of car exhausts. People sell coconuts by the roadside, goats sit on top of buses and cows roam around the few… Continue Reading…