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Anyone who has ever visited Nepal can confirm that it is a special destination. Not least because ten of the world’s highest mountains lie within the country’s borders. The description ’the roof of the world’ is therefore fully deserved.  

But there are many more facets that make Nepal special in my eyes. Therefore, a random, non-scientifically substantiated list of things worth knowing about Nepal. Things that are useful and/or fun and help to understand how the country works and why things go the way they go. 

  • Nepal was never occupied by any foreign power and therefore has never celebrated Independence Day.
  • Nepal is the oldest country in south Asia.
  • Greeting each other in Nepal is done like this: place the palms of your hands together at the height of your chest, make a slight bow with your head and say ‘Namaste’. That means “I salute the godliness in you ‘…
  • Although Nepal and India share many latitudes, there is still fifteen minutes time difference between them. In India, it is three/four and a half hours later than in the Netherlands and in Nepal and three/four hours and three quarters. Nepal doesn’t want to be the same as its big neighbour.
  • A popular and affordable fast food in Nepal are momo’s. Delicious dumplings of flour and water, with different fillings, whether vegetarian or not and always with dipping sauce. Yam
  • Nepal was a Hindu kingdom until 2001, and after the murder of the entire royal family has changed into the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and holds free elections.
  • 90% of the Nepalese people are Hindu.
  • Kathmandu was once called Kantipur, that means ‘city of glory’.
  • Nepal has the highest concentration of World Heritage sites within its borders. In the Kathmandu Valley alone, there are seven Cultural World Heritage sites in a radius of 15 kilometres.
  • Nepal is completely landlocked, doesn’t have one centimetre of sea border.
  • The territory of Nepal is 147,181 square kilometres, and thus it is number 92 on the list of largest countries in the world. Considering population size, Nepal stands at number 41.
  • At the census of 2010 Nepal had 29.331.000 inhabitants.
  • The national animal of Nepal is the cow, which is also sacred for hindu. Killing a cow for consumption is a punishable by law
  • Many people in Nepal have a mobile phone, or at least pretend to have one. In many cases, there is no sim card in there.
  • The book ‘Little Princes’ written by Conor Grennan is about child training in Nepal and has led to the establishment of NGO Next Generation Nepal, which works towards reuniting victims with their families and supports rural communities. It is a must-read of which part of the proceeds go towards charity and the fight against child trafficking.
  • Kathmandu is situated in a kind of bowl between the surrounding hills/mountains. Because of that exhaust fumes and fumes of the wood and kerosene burners (still widely used) can’t get away easily. That is why there is smog and why Kathmandu is not a good place for people with airway problems.
  • Nepalese call Mount Everest Sagarmatha or ‘goddess of the sky’.
  • With 8848 meter Everest is the highest mountain of Nepal and the world.
  • Eight of the world’s highest mountains are in Nepal: Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu (shared by Nepal and Tibet), Mount DhaulagiriI, Mount Manaslu and Mount Annapurna
  • Sherpa’s are an ethnic group from the mountain regions in the east of Nepal. Many of them work as truckers, carriers, guides of mountain climbing expeditions. Because of their unique genetic make-up and background they seem to have no problem with altitude sickness like most other people.
  • The big and worshipped Gautam Buddha is born in Lumbini, Nepal.
  • The Dashain and Tihar festivals are the most important religious Hindu festivals in Nepal.
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We wish for everyone that 2023 will be better and above all peaceful. Together let’s make it much more worthwhile. We could all use that.

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World lights day

World Lights Day: the day to reflect on those who have left their lives. Because of corona and the war in Ukraine, we now know more than ever how vulnerable life is. Reflecting on those who have left is more important than ever. Help and support offering to those who really need it is a beautiful way to remember others. Our children in Nepal could really use your support.

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The Oranjedroom is unfortunately over, but our work in Nepal continues.
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Holland – Argentinia

The moment is approaching. The moment when the men of Orange enter the arena against Argentina for the quarterfinals of the World Cup. So, men of Orange let the lion roar, the Dutch scream with pleasure, Argentina cry and score, score, score. With every goal of yours, we can help even more young people in Nepal with a scholarship and with that give them better future prospects. That is the only method to stop/prevent exploitation, of which many Nepalese in Qatar have fallen victim to. So please, make the cash register ring for Nepal!

Take part and register at:

#wk2022 #worldcup #fifaworldcup #football #soccer #netherlands #oranje #nothinglikeoranje #tv #footballgame #win

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Christmasbonus

Will you receive your Christmas bonus soon, and do you want to do something with it for your fellow man? Giving is so much more rewarding than receiving…Idea: give us a gift so that we can continue to support our children in Nepal and the homes where they live. You really help them further towards an independent future.

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Go for it Holland

To the men of Orange,
Today is the day: the eighth final. The day the World Cup starts all over again. For you, for all football fans and for Nepal. Because if you score, 4 Smiling Faces will receive a nice donation from some generous donors. So, please, go wild, go for it and score! The more, the better.

With every goal of yours, we can help even more young people in Nepal with a scholarship and with that give them betternfuture prospects. That is the only method to stop/prevent exploitation, of which many Nepalese in Qatar have fallen victim to.

So men, go all in, unleash true Orange fever and make the cash register ring for Nepal!

Take part and register at:

wk2022 #worldcup #fifaworldcup #football #soccer #netherlands #oranje #nothinglikeoranje #tv #footballgame #win

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Giving Tuesday 🙏🏽

Today is Giving Tuesday. An ideal opportunity to participate in our World Cup fundraiser. Donate a fixed amount per Orange or your favourite teams goal to 4 Smiling Faces and SCORE FOR NEPAL!
Join and sign up at:

It is the way to do something for all those migrant workers (many of them Nepalese) who have been exploited during the construction of the World Cup facilities. With your donation you help young people in Nepal with a scholarship, because a good education and future prospects are the only way to stop exploitation.

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Go Orange

To the men of Orange,
Tomorrow is the day you must go all in; play frank and free as only you can and score, score, score. Not only for yourself or for the football-loving Netherlands, but also for Nepal. Because with every goal your score we can help even more young people in Nepal with a scholarship and with that better future prospects. Because that is the only method to stop/prevent the exploitation that many Nepalese in Qatar have fallen victim to.
So men, go all in, unleash true Orange fever and make the cash register ring for Nepal!

#wk2022 #worldcup #fifaworldcup #football #soccer #netherlands #oranje #nothinglikeoranje #tv #footballgame #win

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Holland – Ecuador

Yes! The World Cup match Orange-Ecuador will start soon. Curious what it will bring for 4 Smiling Faces this time. The participants in our World Cup fundraiser offer a nice amount per goal. But, there is always room for more…because then we can give even more young people in Nepal a scholarship and offer them future prospects. That is the only method to stop/prevent the exploitation that many Nepalese in Qatar have fallen victim to.

Take part and register at:

#wk2022 #worldcup #fifaworldcup #football #soccer #netherlands #oranje #nothinglikeoranje #tv #footballgame #win

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Black becomes Green friday

Today is Black Friday, the day of buy, buy and buy again. Retailer Dille & Kamille does things very differently and just closes all doors and their webshop. AWESOME! ❤️. 4 Smiling Faces is proud that we receive a nice annual donation from such a great company.
And of course you can also help us and participate in our World Cup fundraiser:

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Take part

Do you still have an uneasy or powerless feeling about the World Cupl despite the victory of the Orange or your favourite team? Would you like to do something, mean something? You can because you can still participate in the World Cup fundraiser of 4 Smiling Faces and SCORING FOR NEPAL.

Then you help collect money for scholarships for young Nepalese, because education and future prospects are the only method to stop/prevent the exploitation that many Nepalese have fallen victim to during building World Cup stadiums..

You can participate with an amount per Orange or your favourite teams goal or with a one-time gift.
More information and registration can be done at:

#wk2022 #worldcup #fifaworldcup #football #soccer #netherlands #oranje #nothinglikeoranje #tv #footballgame #win

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Orange 2 – 0 Senegal

It was not easy, but the Orange just won 2-0 against Senegal. Very nice. For football-loving Netherlands, but certainly also for 4 Smiling Faces and especially the children we support. Because thanks to our World Cup fundraiser, we receive at least 76 euros (and counting) per Orange goal. So, the checkout making some noise and we love it. But there is always room for more goals and thus more donations.

So, do you also want to make a gesture and help young Nepalese with a scholarship and future prospects? Then join in and register at:

This is the way to stop and prevent exploitation that has happened to many Nepalese in Qatar.

#wk2022 #worldcup #fifaworldcup #football #soccer #netherlands #oranje #nothinglikeoranje #tv #footballgame #win