It was the sixth day of trekking – I had been walking in the Langtang mountains, seemingly in the middle of nowhere for six hours, tired and hungry. Narrow, muddy paths meandered across the endless mountains and mist; the valley was so quiet as if nobody had ever been here. I had no idea what […]
It’s 8:30 in the morning, the start of a new day; however, for the truck drivers who have been already queuing up in Timure, a town in Rasuwa district Nepal, near the border of China, it could be another long day of waiting. More and more truckers are coming to Rasuwagadhi–the border between Nepal and […]
Binod Bhattarai, a Nepalese journalist and long-time friend of the J-School, visited Shantou University last spring, to meet with students who had been or were on their way to Nepal in the summer of 2016.
“On the one hand, the number of tourists has had a slow rebound, on the other hand, I am seeking new business opportunities now,” Shakya said. One year after the earthquake, he never lose confidence about life.
A day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the STU Nepal Reporting Team met with people on the streets to ask them what they thought about the vote that could have a lasting impact on global politics.
Bhaktapur, one of the most heavily damaged areas of the April 2015 earthquake, still has a number of people living in tent camps after more than a year. Damaged historical buildings are also prevalent throughout this historic district.
One year and roughly two months after the 2015 earthquake, the STU Nepal 2016 team went back to two temples in Kathmandu, the Great Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath. The first is a World Heritage Site and one of the most important Buddhist temples in Nepal, and the second a renowned Hindu place of worship.
After the earthquake, Pokhara tourism is suffering , the businessmen long for the return of Chinese tourists, “If only a group of Chinese from a small town come to Nepal, our business will re-boom, our life will be saved,” ShaFi said.
According to UNICEF, as of 2011, roughly a quarter of children in Nepal are living in poverty. From these statistics, it was not hard to understand why lots of children were walking around in Chitwan, asking for rupees.