Friday, 27 May 2016

How safe is it to buy bottled water in Nepal ?

Posted by Anup Baral May 27, 2016 :

Bottling water sounds simple: find a source, bottle the water and sell it. But it is more complicated than that: the source needs to be analysed for purity, a sterile bottling plant has to be set up, the workers need regular health check-ups, the output has to be continually tested for bacteria levels, and finally the product has to be sold in Kathmandu\'s increasingly copy-cat market and overseas buyers found. Contaminated water in taps, a scarcity of drinking water, higher urban living standards and the tourism industry have all combined to boost the production of bottled drinking water in Nepal. What\'s more, Nepal\'s budding hydro sheikhs are preparing to export Nepal\'s Himalayan water to Europe and East Asia.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.