happiness is...

happiness is...
kenya 2010

Friday, July 11, 2014

PhotoStory- the first 6 months.

July 7th- at the Kathmandu Central Zoo, doing a community language assignment on plants and wild animals

With Dolma- my friend and language helper

Chapagaun, Nepal- site of the Ropain rice planting festival

Planting rice during Ropain. Can you find the big blonde wearing the Sunflower Outdoor and Bike shirt? ;)
My language teacher, Sama, and her two sons at their "Sacred Thread" ceremony- a Brahmin male's coming of age
It's official!
Me on campus at the Kathmandu University Department of Music- in Bhaktapur, Nepal
A fun weekend spent in Chitwan National Park with friends. You haven't lived 'til you've ridden an elephant into the jungle and spotted two rhinos lounging in the lake to cool off, and a deer carcass in the tree above you from a leopard snack!
Sweet girls at the safe house that I visit weekly- everyone loves a birthday party.
Grocery shopping is a little different here...
My first invitation to dinner at a Nepali family's home
In my living room. Small, but cozy!
View from our roof in January. Believe it or not, now (July) you can't even see the Himalayas!
Weekend homestay in the village of Lele
Footbridge near my home
Market near Kathmandu Durbar Square

At swayambunath (the monkey temple)- a combo hindu temple/buddhist stupa.
In nepal, it is 57 years ahead (using the lunar calendar)...so it is now the year 2071. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


  1. Karin,
    Just terrific! What a wonder!.

    1. thanks! i am glad you enjoyed the pictures. your comment posted as anonymous. who is this?

  2. Karin, in your New Years pic I see your sister in your smile. I hope you find your journey a cause for many more smiles.

  3. Karin, Thanks for sharing the story of the shower as well as all the pictures! I have many memories of those gas tanks and hot water heaters. Have you dealt with a kerosene frig yet? Don't hold your breath! Praying. Dorothy Chick

  4. Those are some amazing pictures. I envy your adventure.

  5. Karin,
    What I noticed in almost every picture with you is this beautiful, happy expression on your face. It is obvious that you are enjoying what you are doing; the beauty comes from within. I hope that you continue on your journey of giving of yourself in order to help others. It is true that the more we give the more we receive.

    Paul Corcoran