Monday, 15 August 2016
An alternative highway which connects Kathmandu with eastern Terai via Banepa and Sindhuli has come in operation with the opening of Khalte-Khurkot section on Monday. Earlier, transportation was available from the capital to Khalte.
The completion of construction work of the 4 km Khalte-Khurkot section has connected the 158 km Bardibas-Sindhuli-Banepa highway with the east-west highway at Bardibas. The alternative route will reduce the journey from Kathmandu to Bardibas and other cities east of Bardibas by 200 km. The opening of the highway is also expected to provide people an alternative route to travel to eastern Terai when the areas west of Bardibas are obstructed by strikes. Strikes and obstruction of traffic in the highway has become commonplace in Terai in the recent days.
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.