We said goodbye to the bustling city of Kathmandu and hopped in our time machine which took us back in time about 50 yrs. A time and place where electricity and plumbing were not guaranteed, where harvesting was done by hand, and transportation meant your own two feet. We had actually hired a car and driver to transport us plus our host, Giri, to Puma. No, not the shoe factory; Puma is the tiny village where I volunteered 1 year ago. I was going back to see old friends and students, to see how the village had evolved, and to truthfully see how much I had evolved.
When I volunteered in the little village of Puma prior, I was in complete and utter culture shock. Yes, even a seasoned traveler like myself can still be jolted by going from New York City to remote mountain village; sleeping above the buffalo in a little barn with no plumbing and sporadic light. However, after a whole year of living in the undeveloped world in Asia, I felt like mentally I was much better prepared for this trip to Puma. However, this time my father was traveling with me and I had no idea what he would think of the simple little village. Granted, he grew up on a farm in the middle of Nebraska during the depression, so I figured that this trip to Puma would be a trip back in time for him.
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