The road less traveled!!!

 

After a few days rest in Kathmandu we travelled with Rob Tournour, owner of the masonry company in Victoria. Rob started an organization called "Another Brick For Nepal". (see picture). His goal is to build schools throughout Nepal.

To visit his first project we had to travel over a 1200-meter mountain pass, with steep cliffs (no site railings!!) and limited sections of road for about hundred meters and then huge broken portions. Although flying to and from Lukla is a challenge, I start to believe that driving on the roads here is much worse. We had a major storm the night before and many parts of the road were muddy so we had to walk some parts to let the car drive through the mud. We zigzagged through a riverbed where trucks were taking rocks out of the river to be crushed at a crushing facility. Those scenes make great video!!!
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Finally we arrived in Apchaur, a small village in central Nepal. This village was completely destroyed during the 2015 earthquake. The school was heavily damaged; the students are still in a temporary building. It was interesting to observe the local school committee negotiating with Rob Tournour about his re-building plans while the people of the village were watching (picture).

More stories next week

If you like to see the previous reports, please click here (Nepal).

The principle of the damaged school
The principle of the damaged school
Negotiation meeting with the local school committee
Negotiation meeting with the local school committee
The locals are watching the negotiations, including the animals!
The locals are watching the negotiations, including the animals!
Rob Tournour with the kids and school staff
Rob Tournour with the kids and school staff
The village is still in shambles 2 years after the earthquake
The village is still in shambles 2 years after the earthquake

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