Friday, 29 July 2016
Football and Cricket are the two most popular sports in the country. Of late, the Nepali national teams in both the sport have also been winning accolades at home and abroad. Only recently, Nepali national cricket team defeated Namibia twice at home turf in the ICC World Cricket League Championship. It was a back-to-back victory for the home team in front of a full house TU cricket ground, with a significant century by captain Paras Khadka in the second match. Nepali national football team too only recently won two regional tournaments after a long hiatus of 23 years. A comparatively young side, thanks to the omission of several senior players on the charge of match-fixing, won the prestigious Bangabandhu gold cup in Bangladesh in January earlier this year. The team with almost the same set of players followed it up with the coveted gold medal in the 12th South Asian Games a month later in February.
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.