This post is part of a new series on my blog called "people doing amazing things" which celebrates people making the world a better place.
Our first stop in Pokhara was to an organisation called Sasane, where we were taught to make Momos. Momos are traditional Nepali dumplings and they're also amazing. 
SASANE is an organisation with centres in Pokhara and in Kathmandu which helps human traffiking victims to become paralegals, to help get their lives back, build a career and help other human trafficking victims. And while there they taught us about their organisation, the work they do, taught us how to make momos and made us lunch.

Momo Making with Sasane

Friday, 30 September 2016

This post is part of a new series on my blog called "people doing amazing things" which celebrates people making the world a better place.
Our first stop in Pokhara was to an organisation called Sasane, where we were taught to make Momos. Momos are traditional Nepali dumplings and they're also amazing. 
SASANE is an organisation with centres in Pokhara and in Kathmandu which helps human traffiking victims to become paralegals, to help get their lives back, build a career and help other human trafficking victims. And while there they taught us about their organisation, the work they do, taught us how to make momos and made us lunch.
So I have a love of baby animals, beautiful wild open spaces, and wild animals living their life. So it's no wonder Chitwan is the place where I really started to fall in love with Nepal. Don't get me wrong I loved Lumbini and my lunch in the hills but this was on another level of beauty.

A Homestay in Chitwan - Baby Animals, a Perfect Bike Ride, and Sweating my Problems Away

Friday, 23 September 2016

So I have a love of baby animals, beautiful wild open spaces, and wild animals living their life. So it's no wonder Chitwan is the place where I really started to fall in love with Nepal. Don't get me wrong I loved Lumbini and my lunch in the hills but this was on another level of beauty.
It's a dreary Welsh day and the tide is the furthest out I've seen it in Years. As I made my way down to the shore crunching over rocks, avoiding stepping on the closed anemones and the patches of mud I could've help noticing how at home I felt.
I was wandering around with my camera, like I often do, and I realised just how calm and at home beaches makes me feel; especially this beach.

Home

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

It's a dreary Welsh day and the tide is the furthest out I've seen it in Years. As I made my way down to the shore crunching over rocks, avoiding stepping on the closed anemones and the patches of mud I could've help noticing how at home I felt.
I was wandering around with my camera, like I often do, and I realised just how calm and at home beaches makes me feel; especially this beach.
Today's post is shorter than a lot of my others, the last and next post were too long to add it to and I really wanted them on their own so this one is too. It's kind of two half days stitched together, and I guess a lot did happen as we Passed from India to Nepal (one of the sweatiest experiences of my life) and visited Buddha's Birthplace. Then on the way to our next destination (which I will talk about in my next blog post) we stopped off at one of the most beautiful places I'e ever had lunch in. I was so so excited for Nepal and this really confirmed to me that I was going to love it in Nepal, which I did.

Hello Nepal: Buddha's Birthplace and Lunch with a View

Friday, 16 September 2016

Today's post is shorter than a lot of my others, the last and next post were too long to add it to and I really wanted them on their own so this one is too. It's kind of two half days stitched together, and I guess a lot did happen as we Passed from India to Nepal (one of the sweatiest experiences of my life) and visited Buddha's Birthplace. Then on the way to our next destination (which I will talk about in my next blog post) we stopped off at one of the most beautiful places I'e ever had lunch in. I was so so excited for Nepal and this really confirmed to me that I was going to love it in Nepal, which I did.
As with many of my photosets I set out with an idea to shoot one style of photos and came out with a completely different set. Though I'm happy with my set and in the end had fun shooting this. I really should plan out my taking photos more but most of the time I just say "lets go" and grab my camera stuff and set out to a place. It tends to look different in my mind to in real life and then I have to re think all my ideas but that's part of the fun I guess.
 On another note I'm happily back to meeting cats when i go out and take photos. It used to happen every time and it's been a while since I've made any cat friends. The little one today even followed me and demanded more attention, so cute.
I also ended this photo taking session with very muddy knees, you'll see why.

Freefalling

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

As with many of my photosets I set out with an idea to shoot one style of photos and came out with a completely different set. Though I'm happy with my set and in the end had fun shooting this. I really should plan out my taking photos more but most of the time I just say "lets go" and grab my camera stuff and set out to a place. It tends to look different in my mind to in real life and then I have to re think all my ideas but that's part of the fun I guess.
 On another note I'm happily back to meeting cats when i go out and take photos. It used to happen every time and it's been a while since I've made any cat friends. The little one today even followed me and demanded more attention, so cute.
I also ended this photo taking session with very muddy knees, you'll see why.

This is one of the post I have been most excited for editing pictures, well in India at least (I have a favourite for each country I was in). Varanasi was a mad place, so busy and so vibrant but also incredibly beautiful, and it left a huge impression on me for many many reasons.
The light was just beautiful in Varanasi and there were so many different types to photograph beautiful things in so I just had so much fun taking pictures here, hence why there are so many. It's vibrant, colourful, loud, busy, beautiful, and most other things you expect an Indian city to be,

Varanasi: The Ganges, Prayers and Sunrise, and Buddha's First Sermon

Friday, 9 September 2016

This is one of the post I have been most excited for editing pictures, well in India at least (I have a favourite for each country I was in). Varanasi was a mad place, so busy and so vibrant but also incredibly beautiful, and it left a huge impression on me for many many reasons.
The light was just beautiful in Varanasi and there were so many different types to photograph beautiful things in so I just had so much fun taking pictures here, hence why there are so many. It's vibrant, colourful, loud, busy, beautiful, and most other things you expect an Indian city to be,

This is a problem pretty much anyone who has taken a selfie has faced. You look in the mirror and you look good today, your makeup (or just general face) is looking fine and you're feeling yourself. But when you open the camera on your the phone it has other ideas and well, it's not a good selife day. But why is this? Well mainly due to perspective with a bit of angle and lighting thrown in but I'll say more about that below.
And this post does contain quite a lot of selfies so be warned there's a lot of my face in it. 

My mirror says yes, but my selfie says no. Why?

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

This is a problem pretty much anyone who has taken a selfie has faced. You look in the mirror and you look good today, your makeup (or just general face) is looking fine and you're feeling yourself. But when you open the camera on your the phone it has other ideas and well, it's not a good selife day. But why is this? Well mainly due to perspective with a bit of angle and lighting thrown in but I'll say more about that below.
And this post does contain quite a lot of selfies so be warned there's a lot of my face in it. 
This post is part of a new series on this blog called "people doing amazing things" highlighting people making the world a better place to be in. 
Hello hello hello, so as you can tell from my little bit above this travel post is a little different (and there are more to come like this). Whilst in Agra we visited a Café called Sheroes Hangout, it's actually a cafe set up by the Stop Acid Attacks organisation and run by survivors of acid attacks in Inida. They have one in Agra and one in Lucknow working to help survivors.

Sheroes' Hangout

Friday, 2 September 2016

This post is part of a new series on this blog called "people doing amazing things" highlighting people making the world a better place to be in. 
Hello hello hello, so as you can tell from my little bit above this travel post is a little different (and there are more to come like this). Whilst in Agra we visited a Café called Sheroes Hangout, it's actually a cafe set up by the Stop Acid Attacks organisation and run by survivors of acid attacks in Inida. They have one in Agra and one in Lucknow working to help survivors.

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