Title: Helen Putnam (Nepal)

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URL: http://helsinnepal.wordpress.com/

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The end of an era - 23/Oct/2010 03:23 - 4263 days ago
The time has come to say goodbye. I can’t believe my year in Nepal has come to an end and that the adventure is over. I’m wr...
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The end of an era - 23/Oct/2010 03:23 - 4263 days ago
The time has come to say goodbye. I can’t believe my year in Nepal has come to an end and that the adventure is over. I’m wr...
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Eastern adventures– Dashain in Jhapa - 21/Oct/2010 06:54 - 4265 days ago
I’ve just returned back to Kathamandu after what feels like a very long time away. I have been in Jhapa (in the Eastern terai ...
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Eastern adventures– Dashain in Jhapa - 21/Oct/2010 06:54 - 4265 days ago
I’ve just returned back to Kathamandu after what feels like a very long time away. I have been in Jhapa (in the Eastern terai ...
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A Nepali wedding - 11/Oct/2010 05:20 - 4275 days ago
I had resigned to the fact that I would be leaving Nepal without having been to a wedding, so when Jamuna (an old colleague) inv...
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A Nepali wedding - 11/Oct/2010 05:20 - 4275 days ago
I had resigned to the fact that I would be leaving Nepal without having been to a wedding, so when Jamuna (an old colleague) inv...
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Mountain views–trekking around the Annapurnas - 11/Oct/2010 04:09 - 4275 days ago
We set off from Kathmandu on Thursday morning with our two guides who we met at the Alternative Nepal office. Phasang (who we ni...
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Mountain views–trekking around the Annapurnas - 11/Oct/2010 04:09 - 4275 days ago
We set off from Kathmandu on Thursday morning with our two guides who we met at the Alternative Nepal office. Phasang (who we ni...
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Friendships, fun, frustrations–the international youth exchange–an unforgetable experience! - 27/Sep/2010 04:06 - 4289 days ago
I have been trying to write this blog post for a few days now but I’m struggling to encapsulate my experience of the youth exc...
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Friendships, fun, frustrations–the international youth exchange–an unforgetable experience! - 27/Sep/2010 04:06 - 4289 days ago
I have been trying to write this blog post for a few days now but I’m struggling to encapsulate my experience of the youth exc...
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Roadside rescue - 10/Sep/2010 08:31 - 4306 days ago
The other evening as I was walking home from work, somethingon the ground caught my eye. At first I thought it was a rat – not...
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Roadside rescue - 10/Sep/2010 08:31 - 4306 days ago
The other evening as I was walking home from work, somethingon the ground caught my eye. At first I thought it was a rat – not...
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A weekend in Hetauda - 10/Sep/2010 08:24 - 4306 days ago
Last weekend I went to Hetauda to stay with my VSO friend Tiffany. Hetauda is small town about 5 hours south of Kathmandu, headi...
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A weekend in Hetauda - 10/Sep/2010 08:24 - 4306 days ago
Last weekend I went to Hetauda to stay with my VSO friend Tiffany. Hetauda is small town about 5 hours south of Kathmandu, headi...
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Kathmandu Pride festival - 30/Aug/2010 04:16 - 4317 days ago
Nepalis love nothing more than a good old festival, and fortunately there are certainly enough of them here to satisfy this ince...
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Kathmandu Pride festival - 30/Aug/2010 04:16 - 4317 days ago
Nepalis love nothing more than a good old festival, and fortunately there are certainly enough of them here to satisfy this ince...
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River rafting–braving the Bagmati - 24/Aug/2010 09:23 - 4323 days ago
Had someone told me, pre-monsoon, that I would one day end up rafting along the Bagmati River I would have laughed and recoiled ...
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River rafting–braving the Bagmati - 24/Aug/2010 09:23 - 4323 days ago
Had someone told me, pre-monsoon, that I would one day end up rafting along the Bagmati River I would have laughed and recoiled ...
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A breath of fresh air - 16/Aug/2010 04:42 - 4331 days ago
On Saturday Sarah and I went exploring in search of ‘Pauline’s Guesthouse’ a place popular among Kathmandu’s many expats...
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A breath of fresh air - 16/Aug/2010 04:42 - 4331 days ago
On Saturday Sarah and I went exploring in search of ‘Pauline’s Guesthouse’ a place popular among Kathmandu’s many expats...
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In search of mountains–a trip to Nagarkot - 10/Aug/2010 03:28 - 4337 days ago
With my end of service date confirmed (as the 31st October) and the end of my year in Nepal in sight, I am determined to make th...
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Sweating it out in Xi’an - 03/Aug/2010 06:23 - 4344 days ago
After a very non eventful but sleepless journey, I arrived in Xian on Saturday morning and was met at the airport by Nick who ha...
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Treading water - 20/Jul/2010 07:18 - 4358 days ago
I haven’t written about my day to day life in Kathmandu for a while now. Whist I continue to be amazed and amused by the tiny ...
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Getting a‘do’in the Du - 15/Jul/2010 10:06 - 4363 days ago
I got my third haircut in Nepal today. Or rather I should say, I got my hair hacked off with a huge pair of kitchen scissors tod...
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Kathmandu–malaai timilaai maya garchhu! - 04/Jul/2010 09:47 - 4374 days ago
As I was sitting on the bus the other day, mindlessly watching people go about their daily lives, I suddenly realised that I’v...
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Football fun - 29/Jun/2010 09:35 - 4379 days ago
Sarah got back last week and I met her on Wednesday for a catch up over dinner before meeting some other people to watch the foo...
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It’s all about work - 19/Jun/2010 12:43 - 4389 days ago
Whilst my social life had taken a definite turn for the worse things are definitely looking up work wise. I may have spent the l...
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A day in the life of a VSO governance volunteer - 16/Jun/2010 04:46 - 4392 days ago
This is an article I’ve just finished for the VSO Governance newsletter which I thought I would post on here (for lack of ...
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Half way through… - 02/Jun/2010 10:21 - 4406 days ago
After the very stressful gender and inclusion workshop that I worked on in March, I vowed never again to get involved in a VSO w...
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Bandh boredom : surviving the strike and a visit from friends - 13/May/2010 06:42 - 4426 days ago
What a crazy two weeks it’s been! Bad things certainly happen in threes. First Kerry and Nick’s flight was cancelled due to ...
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The (not so youth) youth exchange - 23/Apr/2010 09:57 - 4446 days ago
In my last blog entry I wrote how I was really worried about an upcoming programme I was working on at work. Now that it’s ove...
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Dancing in the rain - 20/Apr/2010 09:06 - 4449 days ago
Bit of a mixture of emotions this week. On Wednesday it was Nepali new year so on Tuesday night I went out with my friends to se...
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One new dhera, lots of new housemates! - 05/Apr/2010 07:08 - 4464 days ago
I spend my first night in my new dhera last night. I clearly chose the wrong night to move in as there was no power all night so...
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Just call me tour guide Helen (19th–26th March) - 26/Mar/2010 09:34 - 4474 days ago
I had my first visitor last Friday – my parent’s good friend Warwick. He is currently doing a tour of Nepal through a tour c...
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Out of Kathmandu beauty Vs Kathmandu frustrations (7th– 12th March) - 12/Mar/2010 07:22 - 4488 days ago
This week has whizzed by which is unusual when you’ve had such a good weekend, I usually find when this happens the rest of th...
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Rafting, a freak hail storm and a very frantic workshop 27th Feb– 5th March - 06/Mar/2010 08:42 - 4494 days ago
Last weekend I went rafting with two friends and a load of Nepalis. We went to Bhotekoshi river, and stayed at a lovely resort c...
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