Sep 08, 2010
Perhaps it is the familiar incompetence.
Janakpur (on the southern Terrai) is so different from the rest of Nepal. The terrain is flat and marshy. The climate is overcast, the dampness holding a lingering chill throughout the day. The peoples are far more Indian (& far more numerous). The poverty appears far more destitute. The atmosphere is more somber. It is as like a wholly different country - a different landscape, peopled by different peoples with a different culture - and yet it still maintains something distinctly Nepalese.