Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Logo

Sawyer Photography

Logo


My Visit to Nepal
I traveled to Nepal in July 2002 to learn about the culture of the people known to be the nicest in the world. I stayed with my hosts, the Duwadi family, for 3 wonderful weeks. This trip was a pivotal step in my growth as an independent and compassionate person.

Me & Duwadi Family

Me & Duwadi Family

Ama Planting Rice

Januka

Madhab

Mahesh

Madhu

Govinda Going to the Temple to Pray

My Friend Saru

Ama & Cows

Carrying Heavy Sack

Rickshaws

Me in a Sari

Duwadi Family

Govinda

Ama Cutting Grass

Duwadi Family Eating Jackfruit

Planting Rice

Me & Madhab

Duwadi Children

Mahesh & Madhab with Jackfruit

My Friend Gajendra

Duwadi House

Duwadi Front Yard

Children

Children

Children

Children

Mahesh & Madhab Studying

Boys After Playing Soccer

Ama With Goats

Shirty

Ama Making Ghee

Madhu Bringing Milk to Dairy


I stayed in Chitwan. The nearest market is called Tandi Bazaar and that is where we bought vegetables and necessities in the small shops. In the third week, there was a terrible flood and most of the roads were washed out by landslides. There was no electricity or internet, and the army had to come in to help people.

Chitwan

Tandi Bazaar

Flooded Path

Chitwan

Tandi Bazaar

Chitwan

Chitwan

Chitwan


I visited the nearby Tharu villages with Govinda in the early morning. We traveled by bicycle on dirt roads to these villages near the beautiful river. The Tharu people were curious to see an American and the children giggled while they followed me.

Tharu Village

Tharu People

Tharu Girl

Tharu Village

Tharu Boy

Tharu Village


I also visited Sauraha, where we saw elephants at the Elephant Breeding Center. This was 9 kilometers away, so Govinda rode his bicycle and I traveled by motorbike with Gajendra. I also saw a crocodile. Look closely at the bottom of the first photo to see the crocodile.

Crocodile

Baby Elephant Nursing

Sauraha

Bathing an Elephant

Elephant


I said a teary goodbye to my Nepal family at the end of 3 weeks to go see the beautiful Lake Fewa in Pokhara. Then I went on to see Kathmandu, the city of temples. My tour guide, Ram, accompanied me and we had a lot of fun.

Lake Fewa in Pokhara

Kathesimbhu Temple

Prayer Flags at Kathesimbhu

Butter Lamps

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath

Butter Lamps

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Buddha Statue

Swayambunath Temple

Hindu Sadhus

The View From Nagarkot

Buddhist Statue

Prayer Wheels

Monkeys at Swayambunath

Pashupatinath

Hindu Sadhu Doing Yoga

Back to Home Page