Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Himalayan Transport

The Himalayan Transport
Yes, yaks and mountain buffaloes are their only vehicles in villages above 3000 meters. They carry rations to gas cylinders and cover a distance of 20-40 kilometers in a day quite easily to move from their village to the nearest town for refilling, at that unearthly high altitude! Mostly these hanging metal bridges which sway freely with the afternoon mountain breeze are their only connection to the civilization. But as I said 'civilization' don't misunderstand them as illiterate. When I had asked the man in golden jacket "where's your village?" in Nepali, all I heard was a short clear reply in lucid English- "Behind those mountains, there lies our village"! The river below the bridge is Kali Gandaki and the location is lower Mustang, Nepal. 

4 comments:

  1. Wow...you have been to such wonderful places. Sigh.

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  2. Anunoy, A humble suggestion, plz relocate the share tabs (fb, twitter, google+) from the left side of post text.. it is really irritating coz these buttons hide some part of text and one need to scroll down to the page to read the text completely.

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    1. Bhavana, I think it depends on your screen resolution and browser magnification too... like in my old desktop I used to face similar problems like you did but in widescreen laptop there is actually too much empty space left at both side which nicely accommodates the sharing widget. Till then, I shifted the widget to the maximum possible edge and I hope now you're able to read it...please let me know :)

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