A few weeks back one-sided story of Pasang Gurung [mountain woman] from Annapurna region on a video footage of GoPro (which does not say much of what had happened before the mishap) took a lot of social media attention. I tried every possible way to dig out what was the reality and here is what she has to say.
It was the morning of 15th August, just like every other day I was at my tea station, greeting people and making sure no one goes out of tea and water in this harsh climate. A white woman age around 35 came to my tea shop with her son. I offered them tea in my cup. She said, “I prefer to drink in my own cup.” Which was three fold bigger than our normal size. Everything was good before she asked the price of tea. She said, 150 rupees was way too much for a cup of tea and insisted to decrease price but I tried to explain my hardship. She wasn’t listening to me at all. She threw money in-front of me using harsh words. Also, she took pictures of my tea shop and threatened to post it on media and report local police.
I told not to do so saying this will not help my business in anyways and asked her to delete that photo. But, in return, she took her knife and pointed towards me. She was a devil, she was constantly irritating and triggering my anger and I couldn’t stop myself. [Pasang Gurung, Manang]
British woman used her biased GoPro footage to ruin the hospitality image of Nepalese people, now it’s our turn to let the world know what really happened before that video was taken. Our last blog post regarding this incident:- HERE
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