Monthly Archives: June 2011

Itching for something…..


An Ominous Silence? Okay, so I realize I have gone a couple days without an official blog entry…. Or an email to my support group ( that would be – you). I realize that if I ever truly get sick, … Continue reading

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“Joe! Stop and Smell the Incense!”


High Water Update Today the Bagmati River receded about a foot, but the rains continue intermittently, so the hundreds of squatters living in bamboo and blue tarp shacks on the river bank at Thapathali are still living a tenuous existence. … Continue reading

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A Hindu Wedding in Old Kathmandu, brass band, raksi, and mother-in-law


Start off with some puffery: There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of foriegn medical volunteers who come here, but not very many get a newspaper article written about their project. Here is one about me. I am flattered, of course. Chuba part … Continue reading

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Would you recognize love if it stared you in the eye?


The Day The day started as they all do…. Up at 0500, make coffee – contemplate the schedule…… We’ve had twelve hours of continuous pattering rain – a nice background for falling asleep – and the temp has cooled a … Continue reading

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Becoming a TV celebrity in Kathmandu


X-ing off days on the calendar. In 2007 I bought a brown leather diary in which to write every day for my first adventure to Nepal, and I filled 198 pages of it by the end of the time, single … Continue reading

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Smart Phones rule the world


Day Three in Bhairawa –  If you haven’t been to the YouTube channel, check it out – I uploaded a nearly-six-minute Mega-code video last evening. Go to youtube and type in “Joe Niemczura” – it’s the Joe Niemczura channel!  And … Continue reading

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Bhairawa side-trip day two – not on the weather channel


Rickshaw part one Didn’t actually leave the Guest House until 0700, left my A/C room and stepped out into the hazy languid mugginess that is the Terai. Immediate bath of sweat. A beautiful flutelike sound of a bird I could … Continue reading

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