I have tears streaming down my face as I read the comments on an essay I wrote for National Geographic Travel about my profound experience in Nepal last fall. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to travel to this magical country and help inspire others to visit and help Nepal recover from the devastating earthquakes that hit last year. Here are some of the comments that moved me most:
“Reading articles like this makes me even more proud to be a Nepali. This article indeed brought tears to my eyes.”
“It was amazingly written from the top to bottom, last paragraph brought my tears down. Thank you for sharing your experience, thanks for the love towards Nepal and Nepali. Yes we really are suffering from so many things but this will really help Nepal for sure. Million Thanks again.”
“Thanks for showing the world that how Nepalese people are living with positive attitude despite of devastating earthquake and the cruel Indian economic blockade. We have fighting spirits and will continue to live in a positive attitude. I am a tour guide since last 14 years. I’ve seen lots of ups and down but still I am positive that we will have more people as visitors as the world loves Nepal not only for its natural beauty but also for the simplicity of people, honest people and kind people.”
“Namaste! This is a beautifully pieced together experience that puts a sober picture in your head. Thank you Avery!”
See all the comments at the bottom of the article on National Geographic Travel: Why Now is the Time to Visit Nepal.
If you’ve ever considered a trip to Nepal—or even if you haven’t—plan one now. You will help the Nepali people and, without a doubt, enrich yourself.
Here are some stories I wrote about Nepal:
Why Now is the Time to Visit Nepal (National Geographic Travel)
Nepal on the Rebound (Outdoor Industry Association)
Help Nepal Get Back on Its Feet (Outdoor Industry Association)
More coming this spring. Check back here or follow me on Twitter to see them when they publish.