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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The biggest battle: Mangelsen Attack

Posted by Anup Baral | February 15, 2017 :
Nepal's Maoist rebels marked the 16th anniversary of their Peoples' War this week with a wave of unprecedented violence and general strikes that have plunged this Himalayan nation into crisis and fear. In all, 153 policemen, soldiers and civilians died. The retreating Maoists did not even bother to take the dead policemen's vintage Enfield .303 rifles. The pickings were better at a military arsenal nearby. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were looted from a burnt-out bank. The Maoists bore away the bodies of their fallen, so the authorities do not know how many died.

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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.