For more than two weeks now we have been in a kind of blockade imposed by some political Nepali parties and supported by Indian government. They just don't let trucks with all the supplies to go through. And if it is still enough food in Kathmandu there is no petrol and gas. Taxis, public transport and government vehicles get like 10-15 l of petrol every other day (for which they have to wait in a several-hours queue) while private sector has not got any petrol at all for two weeks. So, imagine crowds of people who wants to board not so many still operating public vehicles. Taxi drivers won't take you if you don't agree to pay four times the meter's price.
Many restaurants are out of gas and had to stop their service at all or change their menus. Few lucky ones who have required facilities started cooking on firewood.
What a country! My most interesting life experiences I got while living in Nepal. Not a chance to get bored here, always something is going on...
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