I'll never forget this little shack of joy known as the "Happy Kids Center," which has brought great happiness and opportunity to so many young lives devastated by the impact the 2015 earthquake had on their community. I spent two weeks volunteering at the center, located in Bhaktapur, an old capital of Nepal.
The town is off the beaten tourist path and paints a beautiful portrait of the resilient and passionate people of Nepal. I met friends here and made memories I know will last a lifetime. Aside from volunteering at the center, we visited a Tibetan shaman, trekked to a nearby temple, witnessed a local wedding, and attended a "chicken party" where we helped a local farmer pluck, skin, clean and prepare a chicken dinner.