June 9, 2017
German Ambassador to Nepal Matthias Meyer, who has completed three-year tenure, is all set to start a road trip of 11,000 km from Nepal to his home. Meyer will be driving a four-wheeler by himself. While traveling to Germany, Meyer wishes to see the Villages on the way.
Speaking to the journalists at his official residence in Kathmandu, he said that these days he is afraid of travelling by air. Recently two airplanes crashed in Nepal and may be this is the reason why Meyer feels quite safe when he is riding instead of flying.
Meyer may be the first diplomat to choose roadways to return to his home nation. He would be accompanied by a non-diplomat colleague.
Meyer added saying that he may take the Silkroad route including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to reach Europe through roads connecting West and South Asian countries. He is planning to enter Iran via Balochistan in Pakistan and from there to Europe.
The road trip is estimated to be over 11,000 km ride and Meyer expects that it will take him nearly 50-days to reach his country. Meanwhile, the German Ambassador said that he was always enticed by the Nepali cuisine, culture, humility, trekking and the natural beauty of the country, adding that he will miss these things the most.