Following a very invigorating session with @anu (Hi Anu!) at our place on Sunday, I'd like to fill in a little bit here about what our project, Cora Nepal, is about. In moving to Nepal to close the gap of a long distance relationship with my partner Sid, the plan was always to set up an enterprise that would make the most of his expertise in hospitality and mine in design, and so, we have been working to bring Cora Nepal to being. We run a humble guesthouse, Seto Ghar by Cora Nepal, in a quiet part of Kathmandu Valley where we take care of people who may be visiting Nepal or staying here for a while. Our intention is to build a long-term presence that assures comfortable and convivial accommodation in Nepal by prioritizing great design and impeccable service whilst keying our business into the local community and rooting our exchanges within the local economy. For so many people living every day lives here in Kathmandu, it is a difficult place to be. We want to ease off the challenges that living in Kathmandu presents, whilst nurturing the charms that exist here, in spite of the hardships inherent to the place as it stands. Up until recently, we’ve been focused mainly on setting up to create a warm and welcoming space to receive our guests. We are now gearing towards setting up events and reconfiguring some of our spaces that will facilitate a flow of people and exchanges on our site and beyond, to engage with each other on issues of the day, projects of mutual benefit, and plain simple fun We want to create a hub, and in reading about Edgeryders online and also in talking to Anu, we found many alignments with Open Village, in concept and in practice, and we’d like to offer our enterprise up as a node in the nurturing network that everyone here is working towards. We hope that our paths cross and keep crisscrossing and that the net we build as a result will be one that holds us all in love and kindness.
Thanks for reading, for your warm welcome, and I look forward to our discussions here!
You can find us on facebook.com/coranepal