Features of the Nepalese national culture
Local people manage to live on the "prehistoric" laws in the era of the digital revolution. In Nepal, until now, to get any paper, even buy a sim card, we need your photo. And yes, in Nepal is still waiting for all the tourists a problem with cashing money at ATMs. About other details, read our material.
They pray every 50 m
If Russian citizens think that the Russian Orthodox Church occupies a lot of space in their lives, after a trip to Nepal this error will take place. Kathmandu streets of the capital, almost every 50 meters are Temple (analogue Orthodox chapel), where you can come at any time and talk tete-a-tete with his god. Especially a lot of the Temple at the center.
Religious sites here are a place of rest and leisure. About as if Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, just walked around a group of people around him to make appointments, spent their time chattering on the benches.
They take a shower in the center
Central water supply system in Nepal is not. Hostels and hotels buy water in canisters. The same is done and some urban families. But not all. In winter, warm water is so scarce that the Nepalese are cleaned only in the afternoon, while the sun still shines and slightly warm. And the rivers and streams, springs open to mountain water here are a popular place to do your laundry, wash dishes and even wash himself. Never mind that it is right in the city center.
They adore plump
To Nepalese woman without a round belly may not be attractive. That's right: the ideal is not available, so it is more desirable. If Western women with good nutrition and low mobility have to lose weight all the time, the east with poor diet and hard work - on the contrary. Owners round belly then can denude them proudly, and the remaining envy in silence, tying sarees under the bust and waist winding scarves to show that they also have some kind of form.
They eat a lot of rare and
Ordinary Nepalese family eats twice a day, morning and evening. Portions are huge at this to satiety did not leave as long as possible. The diet is monotonous and consists of daily rice with vegetables in curry, lentil soup and wheat tortillas. an event, it is expensive - on the table the appearance of meat or fish! In this caste division of society extends to food: the noble meats, such as lamb and goat meat, can be used only Brahmins and lower castes content buyvolyatinoy and poultry.
They throw garbage on the streets, but always wash their hands before eating
Walking around Kathmandu is easy to stumble on a landfill, which set aside almost the whole area. People live among this garbage, doing the usual chores, stepping over piles of rags. Children running around, working women - in general, everything was okay. There is a very clean family, but the total weight ratio to the city clean in Nepalese indifferent. Nevertheless, the rules of hygiene before meals comply with all. Not least because that eat with their hands, without cutlery. However, the cafe still give fork and spoon, and they, too, have every family is simply not served on the table.
There vayfay catches only on holidays
"The constant uninterrupted supply of electricity in Nepal" - sounds like a slogan from the sphere of fiction. Even in good hostels provide electricity only in the morning and evening for a few hours. The rest of the time people are either asleep or flee from the light dim gravelights. If your work is connected with the internet, be sure to Get a local SIM card with 3G.
Their women - stevedores, lumberjacks and bootleggers
The fragile elderly woman to climb the mountain heavy baskets with wood - this is normal for Nepal. Husband goes behind the light and does not feel the pangs of conscience - that's okay too.
Women's work is indispensable in construction: Nepalese hauling stones thrown in the rubble, digging trenches. Another type of professional activity - bootlegging. Underground traders (dealers and never) alcohol every morning lifted high in the foothills, and then descend down to the goods, incurring the risk of collision with the police. Upstairs are villages where brewed moonshine. In the mountain villages all cargo work performed by women: drag plows, raise the basket, chopping firewood.
They - not a gentleman
From this logical conclusion: do not expect Nepali gentleman in our sense of the word - you will have the most to drag your backpack or suitcase. Men in Nepal, as a rule, are engaged in more serious things: drive cars, organize some small business or prefer to work in the company (this tugovato). In Nepal, permanent unemployment, so each person regardless of sex enjoys any method of earnings.
They have a special gestures
A sense of personal space in a highly developed Nepalese and Nepalese touch, especially its head, is not permitted (this applies to all Buddhists). However, there are exceptions. So, as an apology, you can lightly touch your hands hurt, and then touch your head. Familiar approval gesture - a raised thumb - there may appear unseemly, so be careful in expressing their emotions. To better understand the Nepalese, also worth knowing that the nod while shrug means "yes", and cupped his hands in front of chest and his forehead - a "namaste" (translation - "I welcome you to God"). This gesture is almost universal - it is used as a greeting, farewell, Thanksgiving.
They abominable roads
The predominant mode of transport in Kathmandu is a motorcycle or scooter - only they are able to overcome the narrow streets with broken zig-zag turns. On streamers countryside is better to go on a jeep or a powerful motorcycle, but in fact are even prehistoric ride buses - typical representatives of the Nepalese public transport. they are filled not only inside but also outside. Of the savings, many passengers prefer to travel on the roofs.
They are friendly and hospitable
Nepal - quite isolated country, and the majority of residents very familiar with the life of the device in the rest of the world. They take a genuine pleasure to find out where you are, what you do, what your relatives and colleagues. Do not be surprised if the owner of the local café establishments silently put you on a plate of rice supplement (even if you figure did not order). Offer a supplement for the extra portion in this case is not worth it, you can offend a man for whom this figure - a gesture of selfless care.