Travel log – #RatoBaltin at the Chilkhaya school

Travel log – #RatoBaltin at the Chilkhaya school

20-7-17 During the 10 days we have been in Chilkhaya, what has surprised us most is the number of students attending the secondary school  (from class 6 to 10). We attended classes with 70 students, “luckily” missing 70 or 80 more. That is, the list of students for these classes was up to 140, 150. […]

Travel Log – Chilkhaya

Travel Log – Chilkhaya

10-6-17.  Moving 4 personal rucksacks, 2 suitcases full of materials, 1 bag of cameras and 23 metallic buckets from one village to another in these remote areas can be really complicated! From Rachuli to Cnilkhaya, according to Googlemaps, there are just 9 km. and a slope of 400 m. First we had to get somebody […]

Travel log – The way to Rachuli (Kalikot)

Travel log – The way to Rachuli (Kalikot)

May 25, 2017. Getting to Rachuli (pronounced RAH-chuli) took us 5 days. At the moment of writing this, I can’t imagine having to leave this place. The ways to get up here are mountain roads with very few paved parts. There are lots of rocks all around, landslides everywhere, heavy rocks in the middle of […]

Travel log – Basti – Achcham

Travel log – Basti – Achcham

Whenever one gets to a town in such remote areas – in spite of their beauty – the first thing coming to mind after seeing the life conditions waiting for us for the next few days is: I would go away right now. Basti was no different. Despite being aware such hard conditions were awaiting, […]