For Nepal: Zero To Travel Podcast

This episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast is a very special one.

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by the biggest earthquake it has experienced in 80 years. Thousands of people have died and many more are seriously injured and in need of basic supplies such as food, water, and shelter.

Last October, my wife and I went to Nepal, to go trekking in the Himalayan mountains. Everywhere we went, we were greeted with warm smiles and open hearts. We particularly bonded with our guide Samir, and our porter Mingmar.

In this episode of the podcast, my wife Anne-Dorthe and I share both our memories of Nepal and some audio clips of Samir as he showed us around his country.

This episode is also a fundraiser. Nepal needs our help. If you’re in the US, please text “GIVE NEPAL” to 80088 to donate $10 to the Global Giving relief fund. If you want to give more or you’re based outside of the US, please go to

Thank you.

Zero To Travel Podcast For Napal

Samir and I

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Samir and I looking at Manaslu

Zero To Travel Podcast For Nepal

Mingmar, Samir, and Anne Dorthe

This episode features:

  • Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s overall impressions of Nepal and the Nepalese
  • The memories of Nepal that stand out for Jason and Anne-Dorthe
  • How Samir and his friends give back to their own communities
  • Why Samir had to leave school
  • Samir’s biggest dreams
  • What Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels are
  • Jason and Anne-Dorthe’s reactions to seeing the 8th highest mountain in the world
  • What daily life is like in rural Nepal

If you are able to donate to help the people of Nepal, please do so by going to

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