Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Swollen Bagmati River wreaked havoc on the settlements of landless squatters in several places in the Kathmandu Valley after torrential rainfall on Monday night. Hundreds of people have been directly affected by the floods in the biggest river in the Kathmandu Valley.Because of a sudden increase in rain and the aggravation of weather the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology’s Flood Forecasting Section has issued a flood warning to people across Nepal. The statement released by the Flood Forecasting section has asked “The residence of people living near banks of Kankai, Bhotekoshi, Bagmati, Narayani, kaligandaki, Arun Khola (Nawalparasi), Binaya Khola (Nawalparasi), Tinau, West Rapti, Babai, Bheri, Karnali, Mohana river near banks particulary in Terai District are requested to be in very high alert condition.” It also added “The residence of People living in hilly region of those river basins are also requested to be safe from possible landslide and local flooding if you are in high slope or near river banks of local rivers.”
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.