We turned up at a shop in Hetuada to buy sunglasses, and the shop girl already knew about us. She knew we were from Australia and were riding from Kolkata to Kathmandu and taking funds to an orphanage for girls.
She knew this because the story and a photo had run in the Nepali Times a few days ago. Apparently it was newsworthy because no one really visits the eastern terai at all, and because no one donates funds to support girls. Both worth a mention in the local rag. Gavin is trying to get a copy for the folks at home.