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HOW I SURVIVED NEPAL EARTHQUAKE


If we want to see something extraordinary we have to experience something extraordinary: go through strenuous exercise, sleep on a wooden board, contact with extreme poverty, climb the mountain and even witness an earthquake. Nepal is so rich with natural wonders, that it is sensical to expect natural disasters in this country. I seem to have bad luck choosing the time and place to travel: two years…

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VOLUNTEER IN NEPAL OR “BREATH. STEP BACK. THINK. THEN REACT”


There are so many reasons for people to volunteer. Earning credit for college is one of them. Another reason to volunteer is to explore foreign cultures as close as possible. Finally, some people are just naturally predisposed to help others and seek rewarding meaningful experiences. I volunteered for one particular reason. I realized that while I travelled to many countries…

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MY COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH NEPAL


There are a lot of unfounded preconceptions about Nepal. Snow capped mountains, scenic views of rice fields on the sloping hills, ascetic rural lifestyle, the always smiling Himalayan nation – all of it adds great deal of mystery to the image of the country. All of it is also true, however it comprises only one percent of what you will…

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AMERICAN vs. RUSSIAN CONVERSATIONS


The ability to hold conversation is, apparently, one of the skills Americans value most in their everyday lives. Certainly, if you can pick up any topic and easily build up on it increases your chances to establish strong connection with a person. But is this skill really worth all the buzz? Especially when you keep moving between the continents? After coming…

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5 THINGS YOU LEARN AFTER MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY


“Travel changes you, As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain I just came to realization that the person I was 2 years ago is very different from who I am now. I am…

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