Thursday, 10 November 2016
A Nepali girl, who is being referred to as the ‘Tarkariwali’ has set a million hearts a-flutter after a picture of hers went viral online. Kusum Shrestha of Gorkha district is that girl who is the current object of social media's affection. Kusum who hails from the hilly village of Wangilang of Bhumlichok-8, Gorkha district, is now amazed to learn that her pictures have gone viral on the Internet. Kusum who lives in Ratnanagar of Chitwan district is a management student. She is currently in Grade 11. She has come to her home village to spend her festival vacation. Her father sells vegetables in the Fishling bazaar. As she is the only child of her parents, she is expected to help her parents when she is home. Though his father gets his vegetables transported from his village to the banks of the Trishuli River on a tractor, baskets full of vegetables have to be carried on head to cross the suspension bridge over the river to reach Fishling. Rupchandra Maharjan, an employee of a company that organizes rafting in the Trishuli River had taken Kusum’s photo while she was crossing the suspension bridge, carrying a basket full of tomatoes on her head. Maharjan posted the photo on his Facebook wall on October 28.
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.