I shared the last leg of the flight with Anne, a Thai-American young woman from Atlanta. She was returning to Kathmandu to continue working with a couple of startup companies that are doing market research and career counselling for Nepali youth. Neither of those are very big fields in Nepal yet. She was telling me she has just graduated with a masters in psychology in April and, unable to find work at home, went travelling. Then she found work in Nepal. However, she's planning to return to the States before June and continue the job hunt there. I was reminded of an article I read recently that argued jobs are moving away from the western nations and opportunities for western-educated graduates in developing nations are on the rise. Here it is: http://markmanson.net/work-overseas
Now this guy may be right or he may be wrong in his analysis, I haven't checked any numbers, but I know I was listening to stories about falling job numbers and youth unemployment in Canada just a few days ago so it's an interesting thought.
Anyway, my room is just about ready now and if this post sounds bleary it's because I've been in transit for about 20 hours. I still have 12 hours to kill on the layover and I'm spending it in a premium airport lounge. Seriously, this is a worthwhile investment. Quiet, wifi, showers, beds, bottles of water. Heaven. I'm off to bed. Good night!