Category: Foreigner’s Eye
Foreigner’s Eye: An African Experience in Nepal
The experience in Nepal has not always been always good. When walking in the streets we hear people calling us Kale/Kali all the time. नेपालमा सबै अनुभव राम्रा छैनन् । बाटोमा हिँड्दा सधैंजस्तो मानिसहरूले हामीलाई ‘कालो, काली’ भनेर चिच्याएको सुन्छौं । By Yvonne Otieno [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] “Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.” These were…
Foreigner’s Eye: I Married a Nepali Mountain Biker!
Dan and Nirjala: “Sriman ani Srimati – Hamro maya is Happy!” By Dan (Bahadur) Wright [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] I’m a recently married man…twice, all in the space of just 7 months and to the same girl! I first came to Nepal in 1997 at the age of 18 as a volunteer English…
Foreigner’s Eye: Viewing the East Through Western Lens
[पूर्व हेर्ने पश्चिमी नजर- नेपालीमा तल छ] By Neil Horning [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] A few days ago a some friends and I were on a bike ride in Bardiya. As we waited alone on the river bank for the ferry to take us across, over 20 other riders arrived, and it was…
Foreigner’s Eye: Re-learning Nepal
By Megan Titley [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] One of the most common conversations that I have with Nepalis goes something along the lines of, “Thank you, no, the only reason I can speak a little bit of Nepali is because I grew up here”…”I was here with my family for 11 years”…”Yes, I…
Foreigner’s Eye: Kuire Jokes and Nepali Thatta
By James Sharrock [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] I have come to Nepal many times since 2004. I have worked, volunteered and been a tourist here. I came here last week as a tourist and will stay around two weeks more. Nepalis ask me all the time about ‘how do you like Nepal?’, which…
Foreigner’s Eye: Encountered Nepal in the United States
By Denise A. Freeman [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] Nepal is a country with its heart splayed-open. The massive deforestation, human and sex trafficking horrors, glue-sniffing street children and poverty are all hard to ignore. And with each problem or issue, there are hundreds of well-intentioned NGOs. Each with a mission to tabulate data,…
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