[ Kot Village ]
Bhojpur Solo Trek, Days 7-15: Dalgaun – Kot Village
The main reason for this trip is to visit my Nepali family in Kot, a small village across the Pikhuwa Khola (river) from Bhojpur Bazaar. Thus far I’ve spent over 3 months living in Kot with the Shrestha family, but my previous visit was almost 2 years ago, in March 2014; a lot can happen in two years. And it has. Deaths. Marriages. Comings-of-Age. New roads and plans for a hospital to replace our old Health Post.
The shocking part, to me, is that I’ve been coming here long enough to see these things with my own eyes; to have a first-person sense of the village’s evolution. And, for the first time, my integration into village life was greatly accelerated by newfound Nepali language skills.
Kot continues to blow my mind and to change my life. What a joy it is to be back.
Original Facebook micro-blog post is here, with per-image commentary.
Finalized Gallery for this Solo Trek is here: