Workshop Note

Not long before my flight landed. This is not middle of the night darkness, it’s early evening not far from Kathmandu. Earthquake or no earthquake, Nepal has always been a country of hours’ long power cuts and poor people warming themselves up by bonfires.

Nevertheless my second flight to Kathmandu felt different. I was the only tourist on the plane, all the other passengers were Nepali men working abroad (Israel, Emirates…), visiting families in Nepal. At that time tourists avoided Nepal not only following the earthquake damage but also because of the “2015 Blockade” which, in fact, lasted till February 2016 – a long period of India blocking the Nepalese boarder thus adding to the economic and humanitarian crisis.

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