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Embracing the Leisurely Pace of Nepal: A Journey of Patience and Serenity

  I booked a tour bus to Pokhara at the front desk of the hotel. When I saw the route, I was stunned. The journey of just over 200 kilometers actually took seven hours. Is this a horse-drawn carriage ride? It turns out that firstly, Nepal is very mountainous, and the roads are S-shaped winding roads that turn left and right without stopping. It is difficult to drive faster than 40 yards, and the road conditions are not good; secondly, Nepalese people are too leisurely, and they drive for a while. Just stop for a cup of tea and a chat before leaving.
  I have experienced the leisurely nature of Nepalese many times. From the time the order is placed to the time the food is served, it is almost impossible to eat within half an hour. Within half an hour, it is a well-deserved “fast food”. What’s even more outrageous is that even if you only make a few simple side dishes, you often have to bother the whole family to work together, “crackling” for more than half an hour, and finally serve a Nepali Darba, which is Nepal’s lunch box – a plate of white rice. and a few small plates of curry.
  Why does it take so long for so many people to prepare a set meal that can be done in five minutes? What on earth are they busy with? After a period of contact, the answer emerged.
  Nepalese people always work in an extremely leisurely state, slowly and leisurely. They have become accustomed to this way of life. Slowness is a part of their lives. Sometimes I have to wait twenty minutes for a cup of masala tea. I even checked my watch once. It took the Nepalese fifteen minutes to fry an egg. I almost went crazy at that time. However, there is no point in rushing, because the same goes for changing restaurants. The truth “time is money” is not worth a dime in Nepal.
  I once heard from the bosses of factories in Afghanistan that Afghan workers would say a sacred prayer after working for a while. They prayed many times a day. Every time the workers pray, these small bosses are also “praying”, praying not to let the time slip away.
  Time is simply worthless in the Nepalese concept. This is the truth. Efficient and hard-working people will go crazy here. However, this leisurely and slow attitude is also a way of life.
  Gradually, we are becoming more and more accustomed to this extremely leisurely way. We order food before we are hungry, and then sit down and play with our mobile phones to pass the time. When the food comes, we will be hungry. If you go to a restaurant when you’re hungry, you’ll almost pass out by the time the food comes.
  The leisureliness of Nepalese people is not only reflected in eating, but also in other things. For example, long-distance buses must stop every time they travel a certain distance. After getting off the bus, everyone drank a cup of hot masala tea, ate two biscuits, and chatted for a while before moving on. It’s no wonder that a journey of more than two hundred kilometers takes seven hours.