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  1. Ankit
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    Interesting debate on whether technology high up in the mountains of Nepal is good or bad. Stems from the experience when I was hiking the Annapurna circuit in Nepal. I was stuck in the middle of the devastating Earthquake!

    People scoff at the use of phones and tablets up in the mountains — “You’re there to get away from all that, not bury your face in your screens”, they say. I tend to agree with them but in times of crises the importance of access to tech could be the difference between life and death. And of course it’s brilliant for the locals and the tourists. Also, there is a cost of getting the cables for Wi-Fi up there on the trail. What is your opinion on this matter?
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  2. Ben
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    I trekked the Everest region a few years ago and I am about to do the circuit with my girlfriend. I have to just voice that it saddens me to read over and over again on travel blogs, “get a free room, all you have to do is haggle!” The people of Nepal are warm, friendly and thoughtful but they are also poor. Talking them down what amounts to $1-5 US is lame in my book, that money adds up and in most cases a dollar is nothing to give up for a westerner on holiday but could really help out the family running the Tea house. Just food for thought.

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