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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Nepali Worker in Saudi

Posted by Anup Baral August 23, 2016 :


Nepalis in Saudi Arabia are immigrants from Nepal to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, mostly migrant workers and expatriates.According to the Nepali embassy in Riyadh, around 3,000 deaths have been reported there since 2000. During the period, 484,701 Nepalis migrated to Saudi Arabia to work. Food habits and hot climate are responsible for loss of Nepali lives in Saudi Arabia, Nepali ambassador in Riyadh Udaya Raj Pandey told The Himalayan Times. Lack of job and cultural orientation is also a factor, he added. According to Pandey, though liquor is prohibited in Saudi Arabia, excessive consumption of alcohol is a major cause of death among Nepalis, who buy liquor in the black market. He said he had been there for eight months and every month 20 to 30 Nepalis die due to excessive drinking. Many of them consume alcohol to tackle work weariness, drink before they go to bed and die in their sleep. Other causes are workplace and road accidents.

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.