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 EnglishContinue reading “Foreigner’s Eye: I Married a Nepali Mountain Biker!”

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 wasContinue reading “Foreigner’s Eye: Viewing the East Through Western Lens”

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, IContinue reading “Foreigner’s Eye: Re-learning Nepal”

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?’, whichContinue reading “Foreigner’s Eye: Kuire Jokes and Nepali Thatta”