There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first is excellent, the second good, and the third useless.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Nepal - Day 8

A down note. The Maoists have demanded a general strike today. Apparently this means that everyone has to just stay at home and vegetate, bollocks. It’s like a dead zone outside. Usually the sound of horns blaring, people shouting and the general noise of traffic is over whelming. Today it’s just quite, quite and still, almost eerie.

We decided to check out just what a Nepalese strike looks like and walked into Thamel (the main shopping district that is usually HEAVING) it’s really quite shocking that the Maoists have so much support, however I’m not sure if the support is for their anti monarchy standpoint, or through simple fear. One thing I know for certain though, the people don’t look happy.

a normal day

Another normal street scene


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