Back on “trek” to Lukla

It has been an amazing and rewarding experience to not only witnessing the rebuilding of the villages but also to enjoy the beauty of the Khumbu valley. It’s fascinating to see hundreds of donkeys and cows coming up with bags of cement and boys with re-bar, plywood and other building materials on their backs. At one time we had a complete traffic jam with donkeys, yaks, cows and yes…. trekkers. Trekking is not for the faint of heart. We crossed the top bridge (see picture) on our way to Namche. These two bridges were featured in the opening of the movie "Everest".

Last night I slept in the most inexpensive room ever for only 100 rupees, which is about $1.00! You have to share the washroom with twenty people and there is a small sink to brush your teeth, but what do you expect for a dollar a night? I will spare you the picture!

During my trip through the Khumbu Valley I have handed out great biodegradable toothbrushes to kids on the road and also to the Hospital in Kunde. These toothbrushes, made with 100% bamboo, were graciously donated by Sean McHaffie owner of the company Brush-Naked in Kelowna. I enclose some pictures of the kids but have much more of that on video.

We hope to be back in Kathmandu tomorrow if the weather will allow us to fly out of Lukla. After a few days rest our next adventure will start with Rob Tournour of Tournour Masonry Ltd. in Victoria who is building a school three hours drive outside Kathmandu. I will also be on a two-day trip with BCIT engineers who are showing the Nepalese people better building methods. Very rewarding indeed.

More to come in the next few days.

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

Rhodo tree in full bloom
This is a long exposure shot at 3:00 am when it was pitch dark and the mountain slightly lit by the moon.

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Travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia

During our recent and adventurous travels to Vietnam and Cambodia we were fortunate to visit the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap and have a tour of the facility.  We were so impressed with the hospital that we like to share their story. 

It started with a photograph.

Renowned Japanese photographer Kenro Izu first visited Cambodia in 1993 to photograph the magnificent Angkor Temples. read more ...

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With Master Chef Hartmut Handke, CMC

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