Last year I visited Nepal for my elective. I blogged daily, but here are a selection of those posts which I feel are relevant to my current interest. They relate particularly to education and how medicine is practiced. It should be noted that I was blogging on the fly, often in a hurry and at times whilst suffering from typhoid. Still, some interesting thoughts hopefully and a little insight into medicine outside the NHS and the UK. Feel free to share with students about to go on elective!