Sunday, October 25, 2009


Bye Bye Nepal! Omar took this picture from the plane--one of the mountains we saw was Everest....but we couldn't tell you which one. Next stop Bangkok, stay posted!

Adios Nepal! Una de estas montanias es el Everest...pero no sabemos cual. Proxima parada Bangkok.

Our last stop in Nepal was Godavari, where Amy lived when she was in Nepal. We stayed in the guest house of the Godavari Jesuits which is inside the beautiful St. Xavier's School compound. We visited with friends, took a few walks around the villages and enjoyed the clean and quiet Godavari air.

Nuestra ultima visita en Nepal fue Godavari, donde Amy vivio cuando estuvo en Nepal. Nos hospedamos en el cuarto de visitas de los Jesuitas de Godavari que esta dentro de la escuela de San Xavier. Nuestros amigos Jesuitas nos trataron muy, muy bien. Durante nuestra estancia en Godavari visitamos varios amigos de Amy.
Amy in front of the guest house where we stayed in Godavari./Amy en frente de la casa de huespedes donde nos hospedamos.
Views from our walk to the huge gold Buddha statue above the Godavari road.

Omar on the Godavari road with the gold Buddha statue behind him (the highest object in the center of picture).
Hacia el Buddha.
Omar and Buddha up close at Shanti Ban.
En el Buddha.

View of the rice paddies and mustard fields around Godavari village./Vista de los campos de arroz y flores de la mostaza.
Village home on our walk./Una de las casas durante nuestra caminata.
View of the villages around Godavari from a Hindu Temple, Vishanku Narayan.
Vista de las villas alrededor de Godavari desde el templo Hindu.
Omar climbing through the cave at Vishanku Narayan temple.
Omar trantando de pasar atravez de la caverna del templo Vishanku Narayan.
View of Godavari from a hilltop we climbed another day. The marble quarry (no longer in operation) is on the top left of the photo. Below the quarry you can just see the green roofs of St. Xavier's School.
Vista de Godavari desde la punta de la montania. Abajo con en los techos de color verde se encuentra la eschuela San Xavier.
Our climbing party: Fr. Juel, Amy, Sr. Expedit and Fr. Paul.
View of Ganesh Himal from a hill we climbed above Godavari.
Heading back down.

Dinner with the beautiful Laxman Gurung family. From left to right, Laxman Sir, his daughter Lachanna (8 years), Amy, Omar with Diperson (4 years), Gurung Sir and Laxman's wife Dhana.


  1. Is Omar going in or coming out of the cave?!? And how long was he stuck like that?!?

  2. My thoughts EXACTLY. He looks pretty stuck and I'd recognize that Omar "oh no this is bad but I find it really funny" laugh anywhere.

  3. So happy to read comments from our blog followers! After several attempts Omar made it out, too many Tihaar sweets and not enough trekking for him. J/K! He wasn't stuck at all. It looks small but it's really not. This is part of the temple, you enter from behind this little slot and then climb out. Apparently, you will definately fit unless your sins are too big! Yikes, imagine Amy Miss the first time she tried this with a bunch of friendly class 5 students waiting for her exit :)