Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Random News from nepal

The following has been posted at the "I love Trekking in Nepal" group on Facebook, run by the same author

Dec 04:
Tourist Arrivals Up: Surprised?

Personally, I do not have much high regard for the tourist arrival statistics produced by Nepal Tourism Board. Having been involved in Market Research before, I feel that their technique is flawed, and the data is probably skewed.

Regardless, its good to hear that we registered double figure growths in arrivals each month so far in 2007, and every country's arrivals have been growing.

Definitely proves that Nepal is doing better after the Peoples movement last year, even though the politics is pretty confusing.

But as I always say, Nepal is a difficult country to put down. Even in the height of the insurgency and maoist attacks, which were broadcast the world over, people were still coming to Nepal. Did help that even the Maoists recognised then that tourists were important, and put valuable money into the hands of the villagers.

Follow the story here

Dec 03:
Why go to Nepal? Reason # 11 : Yeti Footprint Sighting Recently...

Yet another expedition, (which used torches to watch for the Yeti at night), has claimed that they saw footprints of what they think is a Yeti, according to a report filed by my dear friend Charlie in Kathmandu.

Well, all the more reason to go to Nepal and trek in the Everest Region... who knows, you might even meet one!!!

I believe that these expeditions cannot go back empty-handed. Whoever was gullible enough to have doled out the money for them to come, would want some results, by hook or by crook.... who will sponsor their wonderful trip to Nepal again, if they cannot show results....

But I love our legend of the Yeti. Its mystical, like most of Nepal. And if this is going to pull more people into visiting our wonderful land, all the more better.

read the report on the BBC website here..

Anyways, whatever reason you come to visit Nepal, whether to meet the Yeti, see the mountains, or just relax, you always leave this majestic country as a friend. It is always rewarding.
Dec 01: I have no idea why I am following this story of garbage in Kathmandu so ardently, but it fascinates me...

Well, it seems a new problem arose, leaving garbage on the streets for a week... eeeukkkk! and now they will finally be collected.... I pity the people around the dumping site though!!!

Aren't there better solutions than these?


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