It's incredible, but we found a way to get connexion with internet in Ratankot! And this while we even don't have electricity. Because the internet is really slow, we can not put pictures on the web.
After a trip of 5 hours in a bus we started our walking trough the beautiful nature of Nepals' mounains. It was raining the whole time. After 2 hours we reached our destination, the house of Karma in Ratankot.
Yesterday we had a first meeting at 6am (read: 7am, Nepali time). We had a good conversation with the members of the village comity, we asked them a lot of questions for our research program. We had the feeling that they are very motivated to develop Ratankot with our support.
After a delicious Dhal Bhat we took a little rest. Next, we evaluate the meeting again with our group and after that with Geshe Pema Dorjee. We had a good start, but we know that we still have a lot to do!
In the evening, a big ceremony was planned with all the villagers. Because of the rain and the busy workdays, there were not so many, but we planned a new big meeting after the rice planting.
The food is really delicious! We get the best Dhal Bhat in the Nepal! It is raining the whole time, but the people here are used to this.
We send you all our warm regards!