Growing up I never felt a sentimental attachment to home. For me, all that tied me to Nepal was my family. As a child, I constantly moved around, so a sense of rootedness was never instilled. As I got older, I came to appreciate the beauty of my homeland; the Himalayas, the rich cultural heritage, and, above all else, the warmth of Nepali people.
On my recent trip to Nepal, in the Summer of 2018, I felt a connection with my home country that I had never felt before. It widened my perspective, allowing me to understand and capture the nature and people of Nepal more empathetically. Although as a country Nepal may seem minuscule, especially when sandwiched between two superpowers, China and India, it still stands tall, literally.