Saturday, July 14, 2007

On the Edge

"Every time we went over a slip the bus would skid and tip towards the edge. The back and front wheels both came off the road several times and I lost count of the times we skidded sideways towards the edge. The worst time was when we skidded on a slip and the whole bus tilted so badly that everyone on top of the bus threw themselves onto the bank on the other side of the road, the driver popped out of a trapdoor and everyone inside started screaming. I turned around to see the bags we had been sitting on flying into the 4000ft drop, the bus hanging half over the cliff and everyone inside making a prompt exit from the back door. At this point the driver admitted defeat claiming he could not see a thing (this was true), and it was the worst drive/road of his life although he he had spent his whole life in the region!" -Meryl White

That excerpt comes from mountainous Nepal. Meryl is there teaching English with a friend.


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