Update on Nepal Voluntourism Trip and Recent New York Times Article

Dear friends,

Here is the link to Seyom Brown’s and Vanda Felbabab-Brown’s article in the New York Times Wednesday, June 6, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/opinion/nepal-on-the-brink-of-collapse.html  I wrote to Steve Webster and Sohan, in Nepal. Sohan wrote back regarding the political situation there. Sohan’s response is below. It reminds me of what one of my guides told me. Nepal is like a goat between a leopard (India) and a dragon (China). Even with recent developments, Nepal continues to be a beacon for peace and harmony.

If you are interested in reserving  your place in this years group, please send a deposit ($500) to (Barbara Dove, Travel Place Inc., 4800 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, MD. 20814 ) Final payment is  due August 1, 2012 (payments received after August 1st will incur a $300 late fee). To register online please visit http://www.travelplaceinc.com/exclusives/   If you have American Express points, you can apply them to the trip. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and hope you can join us for this adventure.

warmly, Sydney

SOHAN’S MESSAGE BELOW

Dear Sydney,

We all are in good health, thank you.

It was very sad that we did not receive a new constitution & cabinet assemblies was dissolved with no reason.  Most of the things were right from the news but we did not have Violence which was about to began & stopped after dissolving CA.

For the Nepal lovers it was good that Nepal is one state at the moment in the other hand some politician & political parties did wanted to go back to 17th Century breaking up the states into numerous provinces according to the tribes & ethinic groups which would have been a disaster & clashes among people of Nepal.In the mean time this has brought a fraction between 49 different political parties.We hope that New election declared by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai for November 22nd will resolve a New constitution.

Sincerely yours,

Sohan Prasad Rajbanshi

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