Friday, July 12, 2019

Floods and landslides leave 17 dead, others missing

Posted by Anup Baral | July 12, 2019 :Heavy monsoon rains have triggered landslides and floods across Nepal, killing at least 17 people and injuring seven others, officials said. Nepal has been lashed by heavy rains in the last three days, with the capital Kathmandu and the country's east hit hardest by the disasters. Seven people have been reported missing and four others have been rescued in several parts of the country, according to police.
"The floods and landslides damaged parts of at least 10 highways. Emergency workers have removed blockages in some areas while others are being cleared," said Umakanta Adhikari, an official at the Home Ministry. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology on Saturday warned that water levels of several rivers in south-eastern Nepal had reached dangerous levels.

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.