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Annapurna Region, Nepal - October 30th

Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the Annapurna region this morning. Sat on right hand side of plane, as was suggested to me, great look at the mountains of Annapurna.... First look. Very exciting. When I landed I was met by my guide Mekh and Elbee our porter. Short trek, about 90 minutes to Sanctuary Lodge. Once you get off the plane and see these majestic mountains off in the distance you know your not in Kansas anymore.

View from the plane.

View from the plane.

This our porter, Elbee. The fact that he can carry the weight he does and not break a sweat is a wonder to me. Sometimes going up steep climbs for hours. I had to stop often, and he just keeps going. A lovely man as well. Was a huge help to me.

This our porter, Elbee. The fact that he can carry the weight he does and not break a sweat is a wonder to me. Sometimes going up steep climbs for hours. I had to stop often, and he just keeps going. A lovely man as well. Was a huge help to me.

Preparing the millet. All the people here work full time growing the food they need to live. Rice, millet, soybeans, and corn a e the foods you see most off. Also peppers, spinach, lentils, and other vegetables. They grow it for their own consumption, just beginning to grow some cash crops like coffee in some places. Everyone works, mothers, fathers, and kids (when they're not in school).

Preparing the millet. All the people here work full time growing the food they need to live. Rice, millet, soybeans, and corn a e the foods you see most off. Also peppers, spinach, lentils, and other vegetables. They grow it for their own consumption, just beginning to grow some cash crops like coffee in some places. Everyone works, mothers, fathers, and kids (when they're not in school).

During our treks, Mekh would take me into small villages which dot the hillside everywhere. Some people he knew, others just invited us in for tea. the homes are spotless. Every single one. Look at the plates and bowls on the back shelf. Shining like the top of the Chrysler Building.  

Scythes used by the women in the rice fields.

Scythes used by the women in the rice fields.

Playful retirees

Playful retirees

Millet

Millet

Every school has a sign or banner on it. And on every one is the Star of David, it signifies education. It's also on every diploma issued in the country of Nepal.

Every school has a sign or banner on it. And on every one is the Star of David, it signifies education. It's also on every diploma issued in the country of Nepal.

Stuart Zaro