On the last week of February Nepal Tourism Board is set to officialy mark a countdown to NEPAL TOURISM YEAR 2011. Today a new song was released to help back the campaign up. In about two weeks time the capital will see hoardes of Sadhu’s and eager citizens plying up around Pashupati to celebrate Shivaratri where many will be high on ganja all night. It was legal to smoke cannabis and ganja in Nepal until the 1970’s and I read somewhere that effective re-distribution of ganja in hotspots around Nepal will help the tourism industry. What do you guys think? Someone wrote that the Nepali govnt should license a reasonable amount of outlets to sell it for a minimum amount and this in turns will encourage tourists to visit the country for this purpose aswell like Amsterdam. Its an interesting idea however I do not think Nepal will be able to deal with such thing.
Firstly, Ganja is already readily available. Secondly, commercialisation of ganja in public areas will only further encourage this practice which may lead to strife competition from suppliers and criminal activity.
I dont know where people come up with these baseless ideas but sex tourism was also on one of the agenda. Come on, we cant just say that. To have sex tourism we need girls of quality because quantity does not simply matter. To promote NTY 2011, lets be consistent in promoting Nepal in countries abroad. Lets not only boast our cultural/world heritage sites but emphasize on the adventure which Nepal offers to one.
Nepal is a country where you can go on a wild safari, climb a mountain, visit places where God and legends were born and this can all be done within 10 days. Its an all in one destination – minus the beaches lol. Heres a picture of our current Miss Nepal Zenisha Moktan working hard to promote NTY 2011.