Nepal earthquake-the worlds a small place.

Last Update: April 27, 2015

Most of you would be aware of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. I was fortunate to spend four weeks trekking there last year with my wife Mandy.( My WA profile picture was taken high in Himalayan mountains.)

I was impressed with the friendly, resilient people who live in this mountainous country. Many have a subsistence lifestyle with no income, but are rich in spirit.

We made close friends with our Nepalese guide Navin on this trek and have regularly keep in touch since. With the news of the earthquake, we tried to make contact with him and his young family. At the best of times internet and phone services are poor so we weren't expecting to make contact for some time due to the disruption of services there.

There are about 25 million people in Nepal so it was to our astonishment and delight while watching a news feed on TV we saw our friend Navin. He was in Katmandu hospital so had obviously been injured but was conscious and alive.The chances of seeing someone like that on a news feed is fairly slim so it just goes to show how small the world can be when you are concerned for someone.

If you have a spare dollar or two, (yes, you would be surprised how far a dollar goes there), and have the chance to make a donation, please do knowing that these lovely people who are some of the worlds poorest, are suffering tremendously.

Cheers,

Bruce

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AlejandraB Premium
Hi Bruce, glad you could see your friend on the news, it is a small world, sending my prayers to the people of Nepal,
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BruceS Premium
Many thanks for your concern
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Darwyn Premium
Bruce, So glad you were able to see your friend actually live on TV. Small world indeed. Absolutely awful situation for all concerned. Thanks for sharing.
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BruceS Premium
Thanks Darwyn
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BigDaddyFred Premium
Hi Bruce

I am seeing it all on the news as we speak. What a wonderful post. Makes me believe that there is an unseen hand trying to make things better in such a terrible situation.

BigDaddyFred
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BruceS Premium
Yes I think you are probably right. Many thanks
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Yaz-08 Premium
Hi Bruce. I do not watch the news, but I understand there is a severe damage to what happened to these people. I am happy to hear your friend are doing ok, the circumstances taken to consideration. Do you have any idea of where I can donate a few $, where the money actually gets to the people and not the organization behind it? If you don't mind I would appreciate a link in my pm. Thank you, and best wishes!
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BruceS Premium
Many thanks, I sent you a message
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MarineMom Premium
Hi Bruce--My heart is breaking at the devastation that beautiful Nepal has suffered. How could anyone NOT donate.........Thank you for sharing this.
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