A relaxed energy

My partner and I became connected to VCD from a friend back home in Australia. We spent five days at the Lighthouse and five days at the Orphanage in Chitwan, Sauraha. It has been such a pleasure to meet and get to know the VCD family and all the volunteers. The relaxed and sharing energy…

Self development

To everyone that helped make this experience an unforgettable one, thank you. I’ve learned a lot travelling to Nepal and learned a lot about myself. Travelling alone is never easy but it has helped me become a more independent individual. I don’t think I’ve ever walked around so much in one month in my life.…

A new family

I’m really sad to be leaving tomorrow but after staying nearly a month extra it is time to get a move on to India. I have got to feel so at home here, mainly due to my lovely new family! All you boys at the Lighthouse are the best, you have made my stay so…

Purple Himalayan nights

To new volunteers, If you have just arrived I expect you will already be part of the family and have also been told off by Bishal for saying thank you. If you have any niggling worries then relax – you have arrived in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. In my three…

Eye opening

Being here was an experience like no other. I didn’t know what to expect but any expectations I did have were exceeded. This became my home and you all my family within the first day. This house is nothing but full of love and everything that comes with it will change you for the better.…

A note to future volunteers

Future volunteers – this was the best experience of my life! Nepal is a beautiful country with lots of beautiful people. The time here has been life changing. Thanks to Bicky, Bishal, Prakash, all the other volunteers and our new family in Nepal, my experience has been one I will remember for the rest of…

A traveller love story?

Leo – You stole my heart but you can keep it… here in Nepal. I’ll be back for it. And you. And for momo. And daal bhat. And Prakash’s fried rice. And maybe Prakasi too. And Bicky is pretty cool too so I’ll come back for him. And Bishal’s fake tooth and Amaa’s smile. But…