Monday, 9 January 2017
Conditions of areas surrounding Tatopani, is growing worse day by day as the cracked mountains continue to give into the incessant monsoon rainfall. The road stretch between Chaku to Liping Bazaar is full of landslides and very risky to drive through. The road that connects China and Nepal has been the backbone of trade between both nations, but transportation through it, still remains an impossible endeavor to take. The area has been epicenter to many aftershocks and this has weakened its geological structure and integrity. It was seriously damaged with the April 26 and May 12 aftershocks. Faults had appeared on boulders, land stretches were split and a number of dry landslides were trigged during the aftershocks and in the aftermath. Though, these had subsided with the decreasing frequency of the aftershocks lately, continuous rainfall in the cracked area, have made it more prone to landslides.
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.