No, this is not Palomina’s Rotax. Instead, it is our hotel’s power generator. It looks like we’re going to spend another evening in the dark.

With daily blackouts (in fact, in Nepal you get only 12hrs of electricity per day, on average) each business has to have one.

And electric energy is not the only problem. Fuel shortages are also common. One in two fuel stations is out of stock and situation is even worse with GPL, as I’ve seen hundreds of people waiting in line for delivery.

In addition to this, the transport infrastructure is in a nearly “after war” condition, the public schools are so bad that there are more private schools than restaurants and the pollution is extreme, with mountains of trash piled everywhere. The more I see this country the more I feel like the other two Romanians who are, simultaneously, riding in Africa.