Posted by Connor Skuce on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 | 0 comments | Bookmark:
It’s been a few weeks since my last blog entry. A good few weeks. So much has happened that I couldn’t possible write about it all, but I suppose that leaves me with some stories for when I get home…
A quick summary: I went to Pokhara (touristy area) for the half term break (about 4 weeks ago) along with some other teachers, have been exploring more of Kathmandu in my free mornings and evenings, going to SD Church, inevitably got sick (despite lasting 6 weeks before my first tummy bug) and of course continuing my work at KISC.
I still struggle to comprehend how quickly time has been passing. I’ve been here for 10 weeks and it honestly feels like no more than 4. But at the same time, I look back at everything I’ve done and it’s probably enough to fill a normal year. People are so kind with dinner invitations that I only end up having to cook about 4 times a week. There are so many social events to go to between Nepali and international staff that you could fill most of your time with that alone. I’ve joined a Bible study group that meets every Thursday and consists of a Pakistani refugee family (the hosts), Costa Ricans, a Mexican, an American, Canadian, English, and of course good old Northern Irish – such a diverse group for being so small in number but this only adds to the ideas, insights and points of view.
My time has been full of wonderful experiences but it’s the people I’ve met who will have the biggest and longest-lasting impact on me. I’ve spent nearly every waking hour with either those I live with, work with or teach (ironically the last group is the closest in age to me), have met some amazing people and developed friends for life.
I look forward to seeing everyone when I get home, but will miss everyone I’ve met here.