On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, toppling multi-story buildings in Kathmandu, and creating landslides and avalanches in the Himalayan Mountains. Nearly 9,000 people died and more than 22,000 were badly injured.
The quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, and only 17 days later another major magnitude earthquake hit measured at 7.3 magnitude.
Walking around Nepal you can still see remnants of what once was, that have been reduced to nothing more than a pile of rubble. However, if you didn’t know any better, you wouldn’t think that just a few years ago, 1/4th of Nepal’s population was affected by such a deadly disaster. People are incredibly kind, welcoming you into their homes and shops, Inviting you to have a chai and just sit with them.
In the countries I’ve visited I have found that the folks who have the absolute least to give are always the most generous. It’s small moments like this that refresh and renew my sense of hope. With everything wrong with the world, there’s still sooo much good. Be Kind to one another, you never know what tomorrow may bring. 🕊 Смотреть полностью