Entries by Eli

Snickers for the Journey

A short encounter with Syrian migrants and an exchange of travelers’ tales 09/19/15 Edirne, Turkey Abd al-Hamed’s irresistibly big smile emanates from deep behind his thick black beard as he finishes telling a funny story. It’s midnight and we are still drinking chai under lamplight in the attractive city-center of Turkey’s western border town, Edirne. […]

Shelters for Nepal

One small idea can make a big difference! Right after the big earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25th, I shared plans for a corrugated metal roofed shelter design that I had worked with in Pakistan in 2010. The design and “how-to-build-it” pictures that I posted on Facebook got shared widely, and soon several groups in […]

Relief for Earthquake-Struck Nepal

Over The Edge Travel and Earthquake Relief for Nepal Over The Edge Travel has partnered with Portal Bikes and Five14, two trusted organizations on the ground in Kathmandu, to provide temporary shelters and rebuilding supplies to mountain communities that are being overlooked by larger aid organizations. In the mountainous districts most badly affected by the earthquakes, there are entire villages […]