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DAILY AUDIO UPDATE
Our goal today was to make it to Nangi village, and the Community Lodge of the Himanchal Education Foundation. We knew it was going to be a long day of travel, but nothing as it turned out to be. We departed Kathmandu to fly to Pokhara at 8:30 AM — a quick 25 minute flight. Arriving in Pokhara was a completely different feeling than Kathmandu. To us, it was much quieter, with a quaintness that was shared throughout the city. We will be able to share a better perspective on Pokhara upon our return there in a few days, as we immediately took a taxi for three hours, driving 50 miles to the village of Beni. Once in Beni, we met our interpreter, Chitra, who helped us load up the Mohindra Bolera, a Jeep-like vehicle that would carry us 21 miles over 6 hours, yes 6 hours, switch-backing up the side of the mountain to the beautiful village of Nangi. We will be bringing you complete details in the upcoming full update, but for now, we are looking forward to visiting the school and talking with community members tomorrow!