Oct., 2009 - We spent six weeks in Nepal, four weeks teaching monks in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, one week trekking in the Himalayas, and one week in the Terai Jungle. Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with one-third of the population living below the poverty line, few natural resources and a poor infrastructure. Roads are badly torn up with potholes, garbage is piled in the street and housing is ramshackle. Few people have electricity and running water so must use community water centers to bathe and wash laundry. In spite of this, people seemed happy and were polite and helpful. These galleries show some of what daily life is like.