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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:34 pm 
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Just home from these impressive snow covered mountains. Sunrise at 6.30am. Second photo taken from a fast moving coach, so not well focused.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Not China


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:37 pm 
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I think it has to be the southern hemisphere if you`re just back, 6:30 am sunrise !!
Southern Alps NZ ........................


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:38 am 
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Corrrect Northbrook. Fascinating country and culture. The goat was tied up behind the butchers shop. Next morning it was on the shelf,head and all!! We didn't see the Hymalayas very clearly as there was quite a cloud cover.
Took this from the airplane as we flew from Pochera to Kathmandu.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:04 am 
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A few more images from Nepal


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If it can be transported on a bike---------
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Excellent photos Victor, looked like a great adventure. The closest I got to the Himalayas was flying over them on my way to NZ, thanks for posting .


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:-):-) Great photo's Victor


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I really enjoyed looking at your pictures Victor, thanks for sharing them with us. :thank you:


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northbrook wrote:
Excellent photos Victor, looked like a great adventure. The closest I got to the Himalayas was flying over them on my way to NZ, thanks for posting .


I am not able to send too many photos of our trip to Nepal. The church group we visited are persecuted and if their families or villagers knew they were christians they would be 'stoned' and treated very badly. We had to promise not to transmit anything that might put them in danger as they are remarkably sophisticated with their technology. The church can't put up a sign saying they are christians and if asked the boss has to say he runs a secular business, treating the sick, especially the handicapped. The country is supposed to be open to all religions but if hindus become christians they face serious discrimination. Some churches have been bombed! The pastor of the church became paralysed and although he belonged to a high 'caste' he was disowned by his family and became an 'outcast' in his village. They are 'ashamed' of anyone with a disability and hide them away. Slowly things are beginning to change. The lepers all live in a leper 'colony', even though they are no threat to others health. We visited it and their living conditions are shocking. Some never leave their homes and hide their disfigurements with scarves. The church run a food programme which provides basic food, like rice and lentils, for them as they have no means of support. Medical treatment has to be paid for and they have to be accompanied by a carer, if in hospital, for food, clothing and all personal needs - nurses only distribute the medicine, which has to be paid for. Operations have to be paid for, every item used in theatre is listed and charged. No national health service in Nepal! The church provide carers and pay medical bills for those who have no means to do so. Corruption in the hospitals is rife. The stories we heard were very moving.
We also painted classrooms in a school for special needs children. Only fairly recently have parents agreed to their children attending. The children ranged form downs syndrome to severely handicapped. The teachers there were amazing caring single handed with up to eighteen children.
I can post 'general' photos of Katmandu and Pokhara where we stayed. They were apologising to us for the restrictions on posting photos but we totally understood why. The photos we did take can be shown within our own churches as long as they are not copied by anyone.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:47 pm 
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Great work you were on Victor, we do not realise how lucky and fortunate we are here, recession or not . I hope you had time for some sight seeing, looking forward to seeing more of your photos ......................................


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Lakeside at Pokhara
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On route from Katmandu to Pokhara
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Dhal Bhat Vegetable curry for breakfast, dinner and tea!!!!
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Washing the funeral pyre after a cremation!!! Granny's remains washed away!
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Wearing masks for the pollution.
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Victor - your photos are beautiful.
Sad to think conditions like that
still exist and how horrible for the
children, who are handicapped in
some way, that they can't get the
help they need.
I hope someday it can be resolved.


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xpaddy wrote:
Victor - your photos are beautiful.
Sad to think conditions like that
still exist and how horrible for the
children, who are handicapped in
some way, that they can't get the
help they need.
I hope someday it can be resolved.


The Sundar Dhoka church are doing wonderful work. They told us about a 26 year old girl who had been paralysed from the waist down from childhood as a result of polio. She 'trailed' herself around with flip flops on her hands and had been stoned and severly beaten in her village. A missionary doctor rescued her and after numerous operations over the last year she had been fitted with calipers and crutches she walked into the room where we were hearing her story. Not a dry eye in the room!! Very humbling experience. Then they introduced us to her husband (in a wheelchair) of one month whom she had met while living in the church compound.


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