I was wondering what exactly strikes our mind when we say ‘Nepal’. Three things pop up in my head. ‘Beauty of Nature ’—improvised by the people, ‘Vast and Extraordinary Culture’—followed by every Nepalese, and yes, of course, ‘Awesome Places’ — hard to even believe in its existence.
“Beauty of Nature” well utilized by people…Yeah! you can find it anywhere you go, on every road, on every street, on every chowk and any place you step on. Beautiful parks of heaps of garbage are worth sightseeing and the fact, that it has been created by human effort and well-conserved by the government, cannot be left unappreciated. “Beautiful Nepal well conserved National Parks everywhere. We guarantee this national wealth will never become extinct”
“Vast and Extraordinary Culture”. Wow! What a culture, I must say. You walk by on a street and you never know when you will get drenched by the dirty water thrown from tall buildings by the side. You throw anything anywhere, spit here and there. Never using dustbins, no proper management of the place we live in, living against the rules, etc. This is our culture. We forget what our ancestors dreamt of our country to be like. We follow western civilization. We follow their fashion, new ways of committing crimes, but we don’t follow how western civilization value their national properties, how they work hard to be the best to take every generations to a different level. We don’t follow manners, no good aspects, we simply love bad practices and that is our culture. An extraordinary one.
Finally, “Awesome Places” —you don’t even believe in its existence. They are all in one place. Look at a place—you can do everything there. You can walk there as a street, you can drive there like in roads, you can find clothes to buy there, you can find tea shops, sausages, vegetables, cosmetics, stolen shoes anything easily at one place. You can have your own shop there. No matter for what purpose the place was meant to be, you are free to do anything you like. It may be a public road or protected areas, nothing is forbidden.
You don’t have to pay to use public toilets, because you are not obliged to use it. You can do it anywhere, anytime, free of cost, cheaply and comfortably. You walk in the crowd, get pushed around, but you control your anger realizing that you are also a part of that crowd, and finally when you succeed in coming out of it, your wallet and your cell phone are gone. Aren’t we blessed that we don’t have to waste our money on adventurous journeys. Bandhs and chakkajams everyday give you the comfort of trekking and hiking.