Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 8

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman Sarangkot: during our last day of trekking, we finally came to a flat road, presenting Padam with the opportunity to put me on the back of a motorbike to travel to our next location more quickly.  “Relieved, but nervous, my gaze traveled toward Padam’s outstretched hand in the direction of the man … More Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 8

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 7

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman We proceeded down the mountain the next day. Still moving slowly, I had the opportunity to get to experience the villages we passed feeling less like a tourist traveling with such a large group, as well as getting to further know Akal. He told me his story. Forty-four years old, he lives … More Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 7

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 6

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman While our days began feeling routine with the same schedule, expected meals and snacks and early evenings filled with huddled banter over a warm wood stove- I began questioning my sense of time, reality and other people’s daily life routines. “When your day can be so easily determined, it seems as the … More Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 6

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 5

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman Sitting astounded by our surroundings: “If you look to one side, there lies a scenic valley with waterfalls and rivers running through. To another side, 22,000-foot mountains, snowy-peaked and glowing pink in the setting sunlight. And between it all, miles of terraced slopes built for high elevation farming/gardening for rice and wheat crops. It’s … More Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 5