Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nepali Safari

Got to see Chitwan National Park in south-central Nepal:  elephants and tigers and rhinos, oh my!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Uh Oh! Bird Flu!

From US Embassy Nepal:
"As you may know, the Government of Nepal has confirmed an outbreak of
Avian Influenza in Kakarbhitta, Jhapa in eastern Nepal.  Currently, bird
flu has been confirmed only in Jha district, although active
surveillance is in effect in 26 other districts which border India.
Culling began as soon as the outbreak was confirmed and continues in a
3km radius of the outbreak."

So no more chicken burgers!  Actually the only area confirmed is extreme south east Nepal.  So not too worried about this but will definitely keep an eye on situation.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Trekking Kathmandu Valley

This weekend Jeanne and I hiked to a couple of villages on the eastern side of Kathmandu valley.  Got to see the sunrise on Himalayas!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Site-Seeing in Kathmandu

Jeanne and I got in a little side trip to Swayambunath Bhuddist Temple:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back in Kathmandu!

OK, made it back from USA!  Jeanne decided to come over to do a little site-seeing.  She plans to be here for 2 - 3 weeks.  

We've got lots of work to do to get some grant proposals written.  Happy New Year!