New projects and new photos

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article by: at: 11th Jun 2012 under: Nepal

Time flies they say… It is already a month that I am back home from Nepal so here just a quick update to say I am still alive. I am busy creating a page for the children I have taken responsibility of in Nepal and also I am working on a photo book with pictures from my experience there. The page will be to support the children’s cause and to make sure that I will have enough money when the next school year starts for them. The photo book I am working on will contain pictures of the marvelous landscapes […]

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You can’t change the world but you can change someones world

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article by: at: 15th Apr 2012 under: Nepal

If you have been reading my last post “Giving a future to Amit” you already know what the story is about. Many women here in Nepal when they are abandoned by their husbands are going through a very difficult time especially if they have children. This is the story of Kalpana and her son Amit which I have been writing about last week and it is the story of Sangita and her three children Rohan, Roju and Roshan too. When I was organizing the school for Amit a Nepali friend of mine brought a woman to me with her three […]

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Giving a future to Amit

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article by: at: 4th Apr 2012 under: Nepal

Like their story there are hundreds, maybe thousands in Nepal. Kalpana is only 23 years old and already has a almost hopeless future. Three years ago her husband abandoned her and her then only 3 years old son Amit. More often than not those women and their children are ostracized by their community and family when this happens. This is why many women disappear or commit suicide when their husbands die or abandon them as without a husband they have very little chances of a dignified life. Without the possibility for a well paid work they are left to their […]

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Into thin air – Trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp

article by: at: 25th Mar 2012 under: Nepal

With every step I take I can feel the air gradually getting thinner. I do walk slowly but I’m breathing as if I am running up that steep snaky slope in front of me. The lack of oxygen is really becoming an issue above 3000 meters. Approximately 14 days takes the shortest route to Mt. Everest Base Camp from the airport at Lukla at 2800 meters. A rescue helicopter needs about 30 minutes for the same distance if weather permits. 14 days of strenuous 5 to 7 hours walks, rice with lentils and ginger tea, frozen toilettes but as well […]

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Intense colours, sounds and fragrances at a Hindu Wedding

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article by: at: 4th Mar 2012 under: Nepal

The last weekend I had been invited to assist a typical Hindu wedding. Those weddings last for three days and are really fun. At least this is true for the guest as the couple to be married has to assist al kind of ritual ceremonies throughout the day. All this while the men are dancing to the music of a wedding band, guests eating in the for the occasion erected tent and chatting to the other members of the family. There where about 300 guest attending and I was really happy to meet two fellow photographers taking pictures of the […]

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Crazy bus rides, weddings and fresh chicken

article by: at: 20th Feb 2012 under: Nepal

An arranged wedding of a Christian couple. Well the bride was Hindu but her parents agreed to change their religion so her daughter could marry this almost 20 years older man she did not know at all. He made a nice impression on me, I hope he will be a good husband to her. In the Lonely Planet Guide book they advise you not to take the local buses to cover long distances when traveling in Nepal. But what you gonna do if you are traveling with a family of ten Nepalis? Well, take your chances and after my experience […]

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One of my pictures on page two of Nepal’s most read newspaper

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article by: at: 15th Feb 2012 under: Nepal

Just a short post on some nice news I got as I came back from my weekend trip in rural Nepal. The Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s biggest newspaper, has published on of my photos in it’s sunday edition on page two. A few days ago I read in the newspaper about a photo competition. It was titled “Find the photo journalist in you” and the theme was “Load Shedds”. (If you are a regular reader of my blog or follow my page on Facebook you know what the story is about. Kathmandu and the rest of Nepal suffers regular power cuts […]

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In between funerals and power cuts – Every day life in Kathmandu

article by: at: 10th Feb 2012 under: Nepal

In between funerals and power cuts – Every day life in Kathmandu

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Saving a life with 60 Euros

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article by: at: 3rd Feb 2012 under: Nepal

Many things have been happening this past week. You might know that I have had a bad cold, just like many of us living here in the orphanage. This gave me the chance to experience a visit to a Nepali doctor. Of course do I have travel insurance and I could have gone to the excellent British Clinic here in Kathmandu, but as I only had some kind of an annoying cough I decided to take my chances and go local. The visit to the doctor itself was just like one would expect it from home. He took my blood […]

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Helping orphanage children in Nepal

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article by: at: 28th Jan 2012 under: Nepal

A bit more than a week I am now in Nepal. While I informed myself well about the situation of orphanages here in Nepal before I came here, the truth is that nothing ever written could prepare me for the real life happening here. I have been thinking a while on what to write in my first post from here as there is so many things I could talk about. I have decided to share with you a email I have sent to all those who made a donation in order to help my little project and the children in […]

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