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7 Things about Nepal that the books did not tell me

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When we live abroad we come to challenge our understanding of normality on a daily basis. To not be able to challenge oneself in that way, actually, might be the same as missing the point of adventuring after all. Of course it takes some courage to get out of the cultural comfort zone, but it may also be the most rewarding part of the adventure. Or at least it can grant some funny stories and unexpected embarrassing moments for the unprepared traveller (that was totally our case coming to Nepal). Its the little daily things you learn by ‘being there’ that make up an experience one cannot get from reading books. And that is awesome.

So, let’s get to it. 7 culture shocks that are making our life in Kathmandu even more interesting:

(1) Spit it out

Spitting in the streets is a truism of life. We are talking loud throat-clearing, unapologetic spitting…

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