Thursday, 6 September 2018

Deadly earthquake strikes Japan amid Typhoon Jebi disaster

Posted by Anup September 06, 2018 :
At least two people have died and 125 people have been injured after a powerful earthquake hit parts of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. About 39 people have also been reported missing in the widespread devastation the country is already facing after Typhoon Jebi, which killed at least 10 and injured hundreds of others by the strongest storm in 25 years.Footage shows how buildings and streets were plunged into darkness in Japan's Hokkaido prefecture as the deadly 6.7-magnitude quake disabled power systems just after 3am today. Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also hit by the edge of Typhoon Jebi that surged through Japan earlier this week killing at least 11. Aerial views showed dozens of houses destroyed at the bottom of a hill that was engulfed by mud and rocks. Entire streets were engulfed in mud in some parts of Sapporo. At least eight are dead and dozens more are buried under landslides. More than five million have been left without power after the quake damaged a major thermal plant supplying the region. Some 25,000 troops are being sent to the region to help with the rescue mission.

Guide of the month: January 2018

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.