Starting this blog to document my travels to Nepal and hopefully connect with some other expats living in Kathmandu. I am moving in March to Kathmandu to begin volunteering at a childrens' orphanage. I am a graduate student from the US... having just finished my Masters in Education and planning to attend law school. My interests lie in international education equity issues and women's rights. That is largely what brings me to Nepal. My initial intent is to stay for 3 months, perhaps longer. I have applied for a Fulbright Grant to stay there so that is an option I am considering.
While in Nepal, I am planning on doing some exploring and trekking during my stay. Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit are on the wish list. Currently, I am in the process of researching places to live in Kathmandu and I am finding the process more than a little daunting. Hoping to find something near Naya Bazaar... a few have recommended Thamel to me but I am wondering if I will find it too touristy to live in for 3 months. Hmmm. Right now my plan is to just keep researching online but then devote a few days to apartment hunting upon my arrival.