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“A Return to Nepal for Two Friends: The Annapurna Circuit, a Visit to One’s Past Peace Corps Post, and Some Kathmandu Time” with Dan Matlack and Greg Dorr

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Camden Public Library welcomes travelers Dan Matlack and Greg Dorr for a fascinating travel program on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. recounting their original experiences in Nepal and their recent return trip. Dorr traveled to Nepal in 1974, and Matlack lived there in the Peace Corps from 1984-1986. After all these years, they recently returned to Nepal together. They will share an account of their experiences in Nepal then, and now. This program will be in-person only. 

Their return trip included three sections:

  1. A two-week trek around the Annapurna Massif, walking up the Manang River to the 17,700 foot Thorung La Pass.
  2. A week-long visit to a hospital that opened in 2011 in the district of Achham, in remote the Far Western Region (Dan’s former Peace Corps post).
  3. Last, a week in Kathmandu.

Greg and Dan will share photos and adventures from each portion of the trip. They will adapt their presentation if there is particular interest from the audience. Join us for this spectacular adventure and their trip down memory lane!

Greg Dorr is a retired attorney who has lived in Camden for many years after living and working in states farther south. He and his wife Susan have been active for years in various town affairs. After Greg retired in 2007 he and Susan joined the US Peace Corps and served in Malawi for two years. Keenly interested in anthropology and travel, he also plays the fiddle and mandolin and is an active volunteer in local organizations including Midcoast Habitat for Humanity’s Restore. 

Dan Matlack was a Latin teacher and admission officer in independent schools. Prior to teaching he served in the US Peace Corps in Nepal from 1984-1986. Blessed by a long standing family connection to Camden, he spent six summers in Camden working for restaurants and contractors, lived here for a year before heading to Nepal, and then retired here with his wife Allison in 2021. Broadly interested in history, geography, and languages as well as teaching he led student trips to Europe and India. He also volunteers locally. He met Greg working for Midcoast Habitat for Humanity’s Restore two years ago.