If it moved, it was carrying something, whether that was
a woman or man going to market, or coming home from
the fields, or working.
The same was true for bicycles, motorcycles, cars,
jitneys, vans, everything. As if there was no room for
wasted energy, if you were going someplace, carry
This gave me the impression that Nepal's "ring", the
freeway that circles Kathmandu, is what the Internet
must feel like: thousands of packets, all different shapes
and sizes, being carried to their destinations, some big
fat rich data busses, others a small single e-mail packet.
Our car was never left empty for very long. And on the
long voyage to Mhanegang, there were 12 people carefully
layered in the back (and one young man we picked up
part way through the trip who sat on the roof).