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Camilla exploring alternative ways of sustainable Living

Pre-departure:

Working up to the trip in Nepal a lot of preparation had to go into packing and being fully prepared to deal with all the situations we would face up in the mountains trekking as well as in foreign cities, and all the different forms of travelling in between. If I could give a few tips of advice to anyone planning to do the Nepal experiential module through the Sustainability Institute this is how it would go…

Firstly a fully comprehensive travelling medical kit, insect repellants and allergy tablets are a must! Make sure you have a few rehydrates as well in case you get the runs or incase you get too much sun on one of the days as I did! You never have enough sunscreen or soap. But probably most importantly you need to consider that you are going to be travelling to some pristine parts of the Himalaya Mountains and it is best travelling practice to make sure you leave no trace. Ensuring your products are bio-degradable and eco-friendly is important.

Living in the open
Living in the open

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Phethang in Nepal

Pre-departure:

This year (2014) I embarked on a learning journey, to pursue my post graduate diploma in Sustainable Development through the University of Stellenbosch and Sustainability Institute. One of the modules I had chosen for the course is the Comparative studies for sustainable living and Economics for sustainability transitions, which took place in Nepal; I was privileged to be a part this year. This was an immersive learning experience made partially possible by the university’s Postgraduate & International Office which granted me R11 000, covering my flights in their entirety.

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