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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Gaurika Singh, Olympian and Garima Rana in TOUGH talk

Posted by Anup Baral August 24, 2016 :


Gaurika Singh from Nepal will go down as the youngest athlete of the 2016 Rio Olympics at 13 years and 255 days, but her place in history could have been vastly different.Earthquake survivor Gaurika Singh, who swim for her country at 13 years and 255 days old. Singh is also a survivor of a devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal in 2015. Gaurika Singh, 13, a swimmer from Nepal
Kanak Jha, 16, a table tennis player from the U.S.
Sydney McLaughlin, 16, a track and field athlete from the U.S.
Giarnni Regini-Moran, 17, a gymnast from Great Britain
Marcus Vinicius D'Almeida, 18, an archer from Brazil.

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.