Jan 26, 2021
Patti Shales Lefkos is a Canadian writer and journalist. Her Himalayan adventure travel memoir Nepal One Day at a Time celebrates her creative non-fiction debut.
Patti’s articles, profiles, columns, and travel writing have appeared in a range of Canadian and international publications. She was part of the San Francisco Chronicle team that won the Lowell Thomas Award for the best newspaper travel section in 2014. Nepal One Day at a Time is the story of her first trekking trip on her own.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she has also lived in Neuchatel, Switzerland, and Vancouver. Following a rewarding career as a teacher, educational consultant, administrator, and advocate for inner-city children, Patti studied journalism at Langara University. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Toronto Teachers’ College, Simon Fraser University, and the Wilderness Leadership Program at Capilano College.
In 2006 she set out to pursue international adventure travel. Whether canoeing the Yukon River, backcountry skiing in BC’s Monashee Mountains, hiking in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides or trekking in Tibet and Nepal, she embraces the culture and environment of wilderness areas. When not travelling, she skis downhill, Nordic and backcountry from her home base at Silver Star Mountain Resort in BC’s Okanagan Valley. In summer she paddles canoe, kayak and stand up paddle at her Ontario island cottage.
Patti's website: www.pattishaleslefkos.com
Patti's book: NEPAL ONE DAY AT A TIME, One Woman’s Quest to
Teach, Trek and Build a School in the remote Himalaya-
On Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Nepal-One-Day-Time-Himalaya/dp/1999229800
On Rakuten Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/nepal-one-day-at-a-time
Patti on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plefkos/
Non-profit Nepal One Day at a Time Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APRIKVILLAGECHILDREN
Trusted Kathmandu trekking company: Ace the Himalaya https://www.acethehimalaya.com
Our partner in supporting education in Gorkha, Nepal: Kathmandu based NGO Sambhav Nepal www.sambhavnepal.org
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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters
"Dance Upon This Earth"