We have arrived in Birgunj! The drive wasn't too bad, but we were all relieved to get out of the vehicle after 5+ hours and 3-4 people per row of seats. Our luggage was strapped to the roof and arrived as well -- phew.
We will be exploring the city, meeting a Literacy for Nepal Scholarship recipient, and interviewing migrants on the border of India.
We are very excited that our hotel in Birgunj has both heat, and hot water! This trip has taught us to appreciate all the little things in life, and we are thrilled that we don't have to sleep in multiple layers including hat and mittens.