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My name is Khakendra Pun. "Journey Far Away From Home" is a memoir of my life as an immigrant, coming to America from a small mountain village in Nepal. This book is about my 27 year struggle, overcoming layers of obstacles, injustices and nightmares while trying to build my future, doing over seventy seven different odd jobs. Despite denials and rejection from the publishing industry, I never gave up my dream and printed this book to share with everyone.

Life is a long journey like the hurdles of waves in ocean surface. Sometimes we rise and sometimes we fall. Just keep in mind that as you will be trying to accomplish your dream, there'll be thousands of thorns displayed on your path as traps, so other humans wouldn’t let you succeed. Only way you can overcome them, will be through your own faith, patient and perseverance. That I can assure.

- Khakendra Pun

Hello, everyone. I'm Khakendra Pun. I was born and raised in Ulleri, a small mountain village in one of the main Annapurna Trekking routes in west part of Nepal. A village, one day of walking from the closest city, Pokhara, where about 400 people live.

While growing up in poverty, my family unable to provide me with school supplies, I started writing with stone on a piece of wood. The hardest part of living in the village was that whenever our village people got sick, they had to be carried all the way down to Pokhara, which took almost one day of walking. Still, today, our village people face the similar problem. Sadly, even if people do make it to the hospital, many of these families cannot afford to pay their hospital bills. Because of it, many of them die not getting any proper treatment.

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While growing up in poverty, my family unable to provide me with school supplies, I started writing with stone on a piece of wood. The hardest part of living in the village was that whenever our village people got sick, they had to be carried all the way down to Pokhara, which took almost one day of walking. Still, today, our village people face the similar problem. Sadly, even if people do make it to the hospital, many of these families cannot afford to pay their hospital bills. Because of it, many of them die not getting any proper treatment.

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