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Hi, beautiful people, I am Sanjay Kafle, a compulsive traveler, photographer and writing enthusiastic. I cover stories of unsung heroes living in the community of the country. I mostly make travel to different part of Nepal, meet people, listen to them and bring their stories forefront. On the solo journey with just my camera and bag-pack for days to months meeting and greeting people, sharing smiles with strangers, spending some time with elderly people, eating with slums, helping people with our small deeds, spreading a little knowledge, hugging a child and sharing a extra pieces of chocolate to assure their life has value.
HOW IT ALL STARTED — NEPAL TRAVEL TALES JOURNEY
12th April, 7:00 am I left my home for a very rural part of Parbat to see an exemplary farm that is being established by two differently able couple. Paraplegic husband and wife with just a hand to work on the farm, it was just like what I heard — truly inspirational.
During farm visits, besides farming, I got to know about Prashant Neupane. The only child of Neupane couple, the farmers, was exceptional in terms of his intelligence. Vast knowledge about national and international cricket, profound dedication towards this sports; he had a hand made bat and plastic ball to play with no friends but home’s wall. I found his journal prepared by pasting photos of players from months old Newspapers with much information aside. He was a great fan of our captain, Paras Khadka, and knows every tiny detail about his performance and personal life. I posted this story on FACE-BOOK WALL and out of nowhere, it got viral. So many newspapers, online portals, FMs covered this news. I got unlimited text and phone calls. One was of Nepal’s national cricket captain Paras Khadka, himself. He asked me to bring that kid to KTM to watch Nepal’s clash against Namibia. On 17th April, I took him to Kathmandu along with his dad.
Next day was special for him, not only he got to watch Nepal’s match in VIP box but also he got to see his idol smashed century which led Nepal to victory and scoring the highest total ever. After the match captain took him to the dressing room, provided some kits and this deed made it to front-page of national newspapers the following day. Later, the same kid had the opportunity to pursue his career in a boarding school in Kathmandu along with receiving coaching. These all came by the grace of Khadka himself and the director of Great Himalayan Cricket Academy (GHCA). More story covered by Circwizz, Kathmandu Post, and Nagarik News
This moment triggered me to continue my passion of traveling, meeting people, and now documenting their stories and posting it online. Then, I started a travel blog opening a Facebook page Nepal Travel Tales bringing stories in the forefront that hid in different nook and cranny of the county and make them be heard.