Tiffany Ammerman (author) and her husband, Justin Ammerman, of Atlanta have shared tales of their experience in Nepal for www.washingtonpost.com.
Cultural Similarity or Dissimilarity:
They visited a Tibetan Refugee Camp about 20 minutes outside of Pokhara. Recalling the time spent in the monastery, she writes,”We were invited into the monastery, asked to sit on a threadbare rug and listen. We sat there for nearly an hour as the monks switched from praying to chanting to throat singing and back again. It was a cycle that seemed to build and build and culminate into this fervor of drums and horns and voices. ”
Biggest laugh or cry:
Trekking up Sarangkot seemed never ending for them. Every time we would come upon a break in the trees we thought, “This is it! we’ve made it!” but no, not so.
Tiffany writes: “I think that one of the greatest things I took away from my time in Nepal wasn’t a physical item, but a feeling. It left me feeling small, and for that I’m thankful. I’m thankful for the change in perspective and for an understanding that there are things in this life that are far beyond our imagination and comprehension.”
Throughout her stay in Nepal, Tiffany was surprised and overwhelmed by the generosity and hospitality of Nepali people. She found them very kind, warm and helpful. A visit to Nepal has transformed their perspective and has made them realise that there are things which are beyond our imagination and understanding.
Courtesy:The Washington Post