***** We arrived in Nepal five months after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the country, but we never saw heavy machinery. Instead, buildings were reconstructed brick by brick and stone by hand-chiseled stone.
(Above: Bamboo scaffolding)What Nepal needs now, more than anything, is tourists. By directly spending your money at local restaurants, hotels and shops, you directly help Nepalis rebuild their lives. I urge you to visit. I guarantee you'll fall in love too.