So happy to have this guy home again! #prouddad#PacificDiscovery#AustraliaNewZealand

What a joy to be flying be flying back to Kathmandu from Tibet. Our 10 week program is finished! Thank you all for the amazing trip, support, and opportunities along the way.

Oh how I miss those days! But these days aren't so bad either... #pacificdiscovery

Just a few days left of our Nepal and Tibet gap year program. We have learnt about Buddhism, the principles of yoga and meditation, how to cook chapati and clean floors with a straw broom, we've learnt about love and community, our mountain biking capabilities, simple living, long days of plodding one foot in front of the other, we've learnt about teamwork and altitude and acceptance, about pushing off the raft tactics, tent building and nature poops, wildlife and dust masks, the dominance of china, the beauty of Tibetans, how to survive long car rides and smash word crossy, how to bargain and find secret alleyways. Most of all, we've learnt about one another. It's been a blast ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ

Three facts about this photo;
1. I have my bare feet in a glacial lake at 5200m and it's not too cold.
2. The mountain behind me is really well known at 8848m.
3. I am at work!! Pinch me. ๐Ÿ—ป๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ™Œ #pacificdiscovery

In the shadows of the Andes. #machupicchu #pacificdiscovery #experienceperu

Off to Tibet tomorrow for some time in Lhasa followed by a journey to Everest Base Camp with lots of history drenched monasteries and high altitude lakes along the way. Might get stuck in Shangri La ๐Ÿค— so blessed. #pacificdiscovery ps I'll be out of contact until the 23rd

Sooo psyched and happy! Rhane and I got the weather we needed to climb some absolutely amazing routes up Korona and Free Korea Peak this past week. An incredible end to an amazing trip. It's on to Peru to work a trip with #pacificdiscovery and then back to the States to start teaching at the Alzar School in Idaho! Back to the homeland :) #bikesboatsandclimbingropes #kyrgyzstan

This may be a little bit of a stretch for a โ€œwatchโ€ posting, but please check this out! These are the latest edition of my sonโ€™s #birdsbyBIJS custom patches. Please check out this guyโ€™s amazing photos and videos on Igram and soon BirdsbyBIJS.com. And if youโ€™re in the #socal area, consider an entertaining and consciousness raising 2 hour Sunday morning stroll through local woodland, pond, estuary, or wildlife preserve lead by this charismatic and expert naturalist. Remember, โ€œtheyโ€™re not going to WATCH themselves!โ€

Practiced some yoga tonight and dreamed of Peruvian mountains... if anyone could tell I've been stepping back from social media a bit to get some insight onto how it effects my own view of success. Hoping for a little clarity as of late! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒž#teamcanon #pacificdiscovery

Home is where the happiness is ๐Ÿ™Œ Chilling out in Pokhara before a week of rafting on the Kali Gandaki, a bit of jungle time in Chitwan National Park and then off to Tibet to travel from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp. Patchy month of internet ahead! ๐ŸŽฅ @jaysenniedermeyer

Here's to the village on the hill. Here's to the families we've met. Here's to the wonderful food. And our favorite house pets.
Thanks for all the good times!

My ten year old house sister for a fortnight who deserves everything in the world ๐ŸŒŽ she was adopted at 5 from a nearby town when her already neglectful dad died and mother remarried, leaving town. She now lives in a village called Ale Gaun with an extended community. She is thoughtful, caring, helpful, independent and always smiling. Thanks for helping me realise how many special little girls there are out in global villages Anu xxx photos @tilionfilms

Today was our last of two weeks volunteering and homestay-ing in Ale Gaun, south west of Pokhara. Time to go and eat something that's not Dahl baht and get ourselves all prepped for the Annapurna Circuit! It's been a once in a lifetime experience staying here, giving a helping hand and getting to know our families ๐Ÿ™Œ

Hiking through villages to the top of a mountain and paragliding over the Annapurna mountain range.. all in a days work ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŒ We went with the incredible Babu in Sirkot who has paraglided from the summit of Everest amongst other ridiculously legendary feats

Prepping for the #cobargofolkfestival with help from our second #pacificdiscovery course of the year at #thecrossingland #bermaguinsw #newsouthwalesaustralia

Wake at 630 to the sound of the roosters in the valley - drink a morning coffee - help with breakfast, roti cooked over methane gas collected from the cow poo - sesame and chilli chutney made on a mortar and pestle - play with fat cheeked baby and mature kids that need to be reminded to play - move bags of rocks (to make a path) in a human chain until lunch - pat baby goats - eat Dahl baht in the shade with your hands - siesta - move rocks again with the help of village and kids - head down to the town for a stretch - eat dinner with the fam - read - sleep - repeat. We are in our homestay for two weeks and the days are flying. I'm savouring the principles of slow movement and simple living where family and community are key. #pacificdiscovery

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