in Sindhupalchok , Nepal
after Chanaute , we leave further to another village in Kartige
bus will pass through the village two times in a day ,
a morning bus to Kathmandu and afternoon bus to Kartige
they offered me some biscuits and slices of apples upon knowing that
i just had only instant noodles for lunch.
other team members will go to Kartige by walking on mobile-clinic basis ,
that is to treat any patients that they meet along the way.
Khardung-La , Ladakh ( click here ) was the most hardcore ride i've ever been to ,
but this bus ride from Chanaute and Kartige was beyond my imagination.
the bus full of paasengers rides through unpaved mountain roads ,
crossing waterfalls , landslides and steep cliffs.
at times we have to stop for a while to remove big rocks that fell on the road
from the cliffs so that the bus can continue the journey.
Kartige is the last stop for any vehicle on this route ,
as beyond Kartige the road was badly damaged by landslide , making it
inaccessible to any mobile vehicle.
that also means that relief supplies can't reach the villages beyond Kartige.
they used to work in Malaysia , but unluckily were not treated good in Malaysia.
while talking to me , with a long stare and playing with their Gurkha knife in
a threatening manner , they told me that they were hit by a group Tamil gangsters
while in Malaysia. i was quite scared that time , but luckily there were
other kind villagers , French Relief Team and Nepal army around ,
so no harm was done to me.
but most of Nepal people are very kind and friendly.
this guy can talk in Malay language fluently as he used to work in a Teppanyaki
restaurant in KLCC for few years.
" itu Cina banyak pandai. Tamil orang suka banyak curi. Malayu banyak malas " .
as told by him when i asked about his experience working in Malaysia.
" mau datang kerja di Malaysia lagi ka? " , I asked.
" macam mana mau pergi Malaysia lagi. itu bangunan buat passport ( immigration )
sudah runtuh ( due to eathquake ) .
lagi mcm mana mau buat passport? " he replied.
he became my companion while waiting for other team members to arrive.
and when our team arrived , he helped me to gather villagers to help carry
the duffle bags to our next camp site , Base Camp 2
near a waterfall further along the road.
Day 4 in NepalGEC Nepal Medical Relief Mission
4th to 11th May 2015