Photo by Patrick Jones. Kathmandu, Nepal. 22 Feb 2018.
I am now back from Nepal, settling in for a few days at the new place before the next trip. Nepal was an amazing place to see. On one hand it is quite a culture shock. Kathmandu still shows signs of destruction from the 2015 earthquake. The city is dusty, streets are often broken or dirt roads. Poverty is very apparent. But, people are trying to move beyond these problems. Many of the engineers at the conference I attended were focused on keeping people in Nepal, building up networks and advancing technology with home-grown knowledge. There is a lot of construction and renovation. It is a hopeful place. Seeing this really puts things in the US in perspective.