Author Archives: rebekahkturner

September 24

Nepal – Flood Update

The Nepali (and South Asian) floods seem to have finally made the international news, although as I write this I realise they have probably been eclipsed by all the other devastating natural disasters that seem to be happening all over the world.   Challenging times indeed and my heart goes out to all who have been […]

September 12

Going West – Far West: Part 1 – Top Gear Challenge

So as promised and slightly overdue, here is the first instalment on my trip to the Far West. For those of you who studied the map from my last post you will know that the country is split into 5 regions: Eastern, Central (where Kathmandu is), Western, Mid-Western and Far Western. A few weeks ago, […]

August 19

Terrains of Nepal:

Before I write about my trip to the far west (my next blog), I thought it would be remiss of me not to mention the devastating floods that the country has seen over the past week. You may not even be aware of this as from what I can see the International coverage has been […]

August 07

The memory game…

So one week in and I’m desperately trying to remember people’s names. This is a long standing issue I have, this ‘lethonomia’ as it’s technically called (okay so I googled it…)  Usually I can remember lots of details about people on first meeting, except their name; literally 2 minutes after they’ve told me it – […]

July 25

To pack or not to pack….that was the question

It’s odd, when thinking about all the things that could cause me stress ahead of changing my entire life for 6 months it has been the question of what to pack that has been keeping me awake at night. Ever since a previous volunteering trip, when I turned up with a host of baggy trousers […]