We are a British-Vietnamese couple. We stayed at Amrit Kunja farm for a week. Jeeban and his family made us very welcome and we felt part of the family almost immediately. There is a happy and active feeling at the farm, with three generations including the healthy and happy children. Their permaculture project is impressive, and we could have learned a lot if we had spent more time there. The mix of tree species, vegetables, medicinal plants and pepper vines create a productive system which is also friendly to wildlife, especially birds. Although we arrived in winter, a quiet time for farm work, we were still able to take part in building a new house, cooking traditional Nepali food, and helping with household tasks. This left us plenty of time to explore. The village of Syankudi and the surrounding area are peaceful and beautiful. Wildlife is abundant and there is easy access to hills with breathtaking mountain views. People in the area are relaxed, friendly and helpful, and traditional culture is strong. We would love to come back next time we are in Nepal.

Michael and Mai Linh