From people coming out of nowhere to cows mooing in the middle of the road to actual drift race between the local micros — here are a few things on Nepali roads on a daily basis.
1 When you underestimate a pothole
You think it’s a shallow pothole but it can swallow you and your two-wheeler whole.
2 Drift race among local micros
What happens when two local micros of similar area spot one another on the road? Commence the Handigaun micro vs Dhumbarahi micro Drift Race!
3 Is this Heaven? Oh crap, it's high beam
There’s a special place in HELL for people who flash high beams. Admit it, sometimes you feel like reflecting that light back with a huge mirror.
4 When people think honking will clear the traffic jam
Even though honking has substantially decreased, some people still insist that their honking will solve all the world’s problems. Caught in a traffic light jam? Honk away!
5 People miraculously appear to cross the road
It’s all well and you are driving at 30kmph. Suddenly there’s a person in the middle of the road. Out of nowhere. Sounds familiar?
6 Zebra crossing is still not an option to cross the road
Vehicles rarely ever slow down at the zebra crossings (thank you to all who do). For them, Zebra crossing is more like a fancy decoration on the road. UGH.
7 Racetrack for bikers
An empty road is a biker’s racetrack. Can immediately go over 100kmph. Why should micros have all the fun, right?
8 Your favorite song comes up just as you reach your destination
You had to listen to “baby i i i i i wanna la-a-a-av you” in public transport all through the ride. And just when you are getting off, your favorite song plays. Talk about bad luck.
Have you had such experiences, or experiences worse than that? Tell us in the comments!