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Nepal – the land of the Gods

At the 25th of april 2015 Nepal was hit by a major earthquake. The aftershock happened on 12th of may.This earthquake , also known as gorkha earthquake,killed 9000 people and injured more than 23,000

It was the worst natural disaster to strike nepal since the 1934 nepal-bihar earthquake.

Hundreds of thousands people were made homeless with entire villages flattened.

Kathmandu lost some of it's most magnificent landmarks including the Katmandu Durbar Square, the PatanrSquar, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Changu NarayanTemple and the Swajambhunath Stupa.

All of this breaks my heart, it is so devastating to see how those people which are among the poorest in world, are trying to recover from this disaster.

Nepal doesn't have high tech technology or agriculture. They don't deal with exports or nuclear power – all this country has is their hauntingly beautiful nature and the warmth and friendliness of the people.

After the earthquake has hit Nepal the tourisms there collapsed. This is understandable but the tourism is all the Nepalis have.

It is so important that people still want to visit this magnificent country and thereby support the Nepali people.

I'd like to encourage you guys to keep on traveling to Nepal by sharing some bits of my own Nepal experience – it's safe to say that this journey changed me.

I lost my heart and found my soul in Nepal.

I've been fascinated with Nepal from a very young age on.

My parents drove their old car all the way from Germany to Pokhara-Nepal – what an adventure. They took the old silk road and worked their way through many amazing countries. Nepal was their final destination and I've been looking at their old, faded pictures for years.

I've always admired them for their bravery and openness for the world and I think my hunger for exploring the globe comes straight from those two crazy cats.

It took many more years until I finally got the chance to see this beautiful land with my own eyes.

It was the first time for that I've been traveling alone and Nepal is far away from my comfort zone.

I was scared.No I was terrified.

There are lessons you can learn from the comfort of you couch, but there are other lessons that come hard. You need to leave your comfort zone once in a while to get closer to the person you actually want to be.

I got rewarded with an experience that opened my eyes and my heart- what better reward can there be?

During my time in Nepal I've been wandering through the busy alleys of Thamel/Kathmandu, ate spicy Momos and learned that brushing your teeth with tab water is not the best idea.

I hiked up to 3,200 meters and saw the sun rising behind the highest mountains in the world.

I swam in the green Fewa lake in Pokhara and found some moments of inner peace during Savasana in Yoga class.

I slept in places without water and electricity and got humbeled by the warmth and hospitality of the Nepali people.

I met amazing people from all over the globe and learned more about myself and about the life I'd like to live.

All these are little hidden jewels and memories which will fill up my heart and mind for the rest of my life.

Thank you Nepal.


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I'm Selina and this is my story.My name means moon in greek, it's a very mystic name, that I'm grateful to have. I grew up in the southern part of Germany near the beautiful mountains.I'm drawn to open country and snowy peaks. That's where I'm the happiest, that's where everything makes sense.The mountains are always the best cure for every sorrow.I got to travel the world from a really young age,because my family lives all over the globe.It really opened up my mind and vision of the world and shaped who I am today. Traveling is the most thrilling experience ever: you never know where you might end up or who you're going to meet along the way.All these are little hidden jewels and memories which fill up your heart and mind for the rest of your life. More, friends you meet on your way are unforgettable. Every new friend, every new culture and every new country pieced me together.I started my journey last fall after graduating from university and my experiences along the way truly match with this amazing quote:The best journeys answer questions, that in the beginning you didn't even think to ask

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