Monday, August 11, 2008

Mountain-maa janchu

"In the mountains I go."

It feels like the night before Christmas: I'm excited, nerved up.

Tomorrow I leave for Jumla, a remote district in Nepal's mountain-ey midwest. I'll be there for 6 days to monitor and support IRC's child protection program in the district.

My bag is packed. It includes:

  • hiking boots
  • bedsheets
  • diarrhea medicine (!!)
  • granola bars
  • satellite phone
  • iodine tablets
  • warm jacket
  • rain pants

Shoot, office closing down. Time to go! I expect I'll have stories to share next week, when I return.

Here are some pictures from Jumla. Peter Biro, a communications officer for IRC, took them this spring.

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