Despite being one of the most impoverished countried in the world (in terms of the 2011 UN human development index, Nepal ranked as the 31rd lowest), the friendly nature and hospitality of the people of Nepal seems to bely this statistic.
By the smiles they give, they seem happy. And to be happy means they are rich. They may not have bank accounts full of money, but their sheer joy seems to transcend beyond the materialistic nature of the first world.
They also have all the time in the world. There doesn’t seem to be any rush to make deadlines. Making Nepal my first destination on my adventure, after leaving the world of cubicles, deadlines and stress of the corporate world behind made me realise how narrow minded life can be when you are stuck in the 9-5 corporate rat race.