Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In the village

We spent the sixth and seventh in Nichuta, a rural village that is the home of Brijlal Chaudhari '08. Our time in the village of Nichuta was an amazing experience that seems impossible to describe. It was very different from all my expectations. Houses in Nichuta are made of clay and cow dung with straw roofs. The house we stayed in was one of the nicest homes in the village. His home was built with cement had electricity and plumbing. Brijlal's family was so welcoming to us even though they weren't able to communicate with us since most of them didn't speak English. We were fed big and delicious meals of dhal baht with vegetables grown nearby and carp caught in a neighborhood pond. We had chai tea at the local tea shop. When we walked around exploring the village we attracted a large group of village children who loved to smile at us and give us high fives. We got to visit a public school in the village where the Literacy for Nepal organization built a library that is stocked with over a thousand books. The students at the school were also welcoming and were eager to show us around their school and everyone was able to teach a lesson in two classrooms. The students had amazing enthusiasm to learn and were so happy to be showing off their English to Americans. We spent nights after dinner talking around a campfire and one night as the boys cooked the women got henna done with Brijlal's sister in law and many of her female friends. It has been so incredible to be in Nichuta and immerse ourselves in a different part of Nepali culture that we haven't experienced so far.


  1. i didnt see any saint shown in this blog...why is it called saintsin nepal?

  2. i didnt see any saint shown in this blog...why is it called saintsin nepal?