Being from the great state of South Carolina and doing the majority of my growing up in the South- I know a thing or two about hospitality. Then I moved to Nepal and I realized that compared to Nepalis the South acts like the North. [ I am just kidding- I know some really nice Yankees]
It doesn’t matter if you are in the capital, the city, or the village. Nepali people are the warmest and most giving people I have ever met. On more than one occasion I have shared tea in a store with the owner so he could get to know me. You don’t even have to buy something- they just want to know you.
Living in the village you are constantly are eating or drinking things- or carrying things home. Yesterday we went out visiting, we went to four houses and then I went grass cutting with a friend. After we finished- we had four huge cucumbers, five nashpatis [think apple shaped with a pear consistencies] a packet of cookies, an offer of goat meat, a kilo of daal, I drank tea and ran away from the offer of roti and daal.
Nepalis are literally some of the nicest most hospitapitable people I have ever met- I hope that I become more like them. Thinking of others before myself- and sacrificing from my needs for the comfort of others.