Wonderful stories of an older woman teaching in Nepal
Patti Shales Lefkos is a Canadian writer and journalist. Her Himalayan adventure travel memoir, Nepal One Day at a Time, celebrates her creative non-fiction debut.
Patti’s articles, profiles, columns, and travel writing have appeared in a range of Canadian and international publications. She was part of the San Francisco Chronicle team that won the Lowell Thomas Award for the best newspaper travel section in 2014. Nepal One Day at a Time is the story of her first trekking trip on her own.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she has also lived in Neuchatel, Switzerland, and Vancouver. Following a rewarding career as a teacher, educational consultant, administrator, and advocate for inner-city children, Patti studied journalism at Langara University. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Toronto Teachers’ College, Simon Fraser University, and the Wilderness Leadership Program at Capilano College.
In 2006, she set out to pursue international adventure travel. Whether canoeing the Yukon River, backcountry skiing in BC’s Monashee Mountains, hiking in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, or trekking in Tibet and Nepal, she embraces the culture and environment of wilderness areas. When not traveling, she skis downhill, Nordic and backcountry from her home base at Silver Star Mountain Resort in BC’s Okanagan Valley. In summer she paddles canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle at her Ontario island cottage.
Patti's website: www.pattishaleslefkos.com
Patti's book: NEPAL ONE DAY AT A TIME, One Woman’s Quest to Teach, Trek and Build a School in the remote Himalaya
On Rakuten Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/nepal-one-day-at-a-time
Patti on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plefkos/
Non-profit Nepal One Day at a Time Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APRIKVILLAGECHILDREN
Trusted Kathmandu trekking company: Ace the Himalaya https://www.acethehimalaya.com
Partner in supporting education in Gorkha, Nepal: Kathmandu based NGO Sambhav Nepal www.sambhavnepal.org
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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters
"Dance Upon This Earth"