From the Foothills of the Himalayas

From the Foothills of the Himalayas

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Back before cell phones, computers, e-mail, and even bridges in the Chitwan Valley in Nepal, Nancy Axinn and her husband worked with agricultural education programs. From the Foothills of the Himalayas is written upon reflection of the notes and letters Axinn penned from 1976 to 1978 while living in rural Nepal. Axinn's small notebook was never out of reach as she traveled in Nepal. Setting off on nearby roads, Axinn climbed steep mountain trails, often wading through rivers to reach the remote schools where she coached prospective teachers of agriculture. Contact with the outside world was by letter, so after each one was written, it went by road or local plane to Axinn's office at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. It was then sent by air mail to her daughter in the United States. From the Foothills of the Himalayas provides a firsthand account of the spectacular countryside of rural Nepal, Axinn's agricultural work in the area, and her challenges in cultural adaptation.We have discovered that the beef we get can be cooked rare; that ita#39;s possible to make a hamburger almost as good as in the ... Add Liptona#39;s onion soup mix and water, cook well with a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce, cover with catsup, anbsp;...

Title:From the Foothills of the Himalayas
Author:Nancy Axinn, Martha Jerrim
Publisher:iUniverse - 2008-03


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