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Back in Nepal

So me and Raymond are back in Nepal working on our main story of Voluntourism. However India has been an amazing time, we rode our motorcycles through Delhi, Srinagar, Leh, Manali, Dharamsala and Rishikesh, before being stuck overnight at a border crossing, where we slept outside in full gear to avoid the onslaught of mosquitoes. During the last three months were able to uncover some amazing things about the impacts tourism has on places all over northern India, as well as where you should volunteer (Dharamsala), go trekking (Leh, Manali), or just play it shanti and get high for months at a time (parts of Himchal Pradesh), as well as the long lasting impacts that those decisions have on the locals and future visiting community. We have gathered over 100 hours of film which we are going to compress down into under an hour and it will take time before we are actually able to release the full episode. However you can expect more regular updates as well as new pages. We plan on bringing you more information on how to get involved and current issues surrounding the area. If you have any immediate questions feel free to post on the page or contact us through facebook. You can also reach me at Barak@guevaraeffect.com


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Leaving Nepal

So we are wrapping up our first visit to Nepal, we will be heading down to Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha) and to the four holy sites of Buddhism, known as the places of his birth, enlightenment, spinning of the wheel of Dhamma, and his death. We will also visit holy sites for Hinduism (e.g. Varanasi, Rishikesh…) and Sikhism. At the moment we are transitioning from our focus of the first episode on Voluntourism to focus on the second episode I.e. Religion, Spirituality and the Caste system of South Asia. We will return to our focus on Voluntourism in a few months when we return to Nepal during the busy Tourist season. Also a new member of the Guevara Continue reading Leaving Nepal