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 Himalayasis written upon reflection of the notes and letters Axinn penned from 1976 to 1978 while living in rural Nepal.
Axinns 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 Axinns 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 Himalayasprovides a firsthand account of the spectacular countryside of rural Nepal, Axinns agricultural work in the area, and her challenges in cultural adaptation.Experience a fascinating look at rural life in the foothills of the Himalayas with the adventures of an American family providing education in the mountain kingdom of Nepal.
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