visuals | 14 November 2012

Moonlight Departure: Government rice and caravans that prefer travelling at night

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The past three weeks I spent in Humla, far-western Nepal, doing research on the changing economy of trade. A month ago, the new road through Limi reached here at Sallikhola. A temporary camp emerged, a tent shop sells Chinese wheat flower, clothes and beer, and a roadside teahouse offers meals and a satellite phone link. Sallikhola is now the roadhead where goods imported from Tibet are loaded onto pack animals and transported further down the Karnali valley. (…)