A very thoughtful and newswatching Tom in Iowa writes:
If you respond to this that means you were not on the bus that plunged over backwards down a 1000 ft ravine in Nepal.
Crowded bus plunges off Nepal road, killing 42: An overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road in western Nepal on Saturday, leaving at least 42 people dead and 45 injured, police said. Police were investigating the cause, but an initial probe indicated the driver may have lost control of the vehicle because it was overloaded with passengers. (source: USA Today)
Overloaded or overcrowded? an Asian vehicle? Imagine that. Check this out (these photos are really nothing extreme) and welcome to my world!
--Nope, I wasn't on that or any other bus; I was safe several hundred miles away filling out papers in triplicate in an immigration office, on an otherwise bee yoo ti full fall day. Sorry for the brevity, just wanted everyone to know I am safe, if preoccupied. Thanks for your concern!
The snowcapped Himalayas are now visible even from the mundane valley streets. I yearn to be among them!
photo source: "Lords of the Logistic" from Aistigave, Belgium