For several years now Mario Massaccesi (56) he stopped being a journalist. At the moment it is too ontological coach, but mainly he is a very spiritual person, an inexhaustible traveler and curious by nature. In recent weeks, he immersed himself in Asian culture by visiting India and unexpected Nepal.
As revealed to the magazine Hello!it was curiosity that motivated him to take the plunge Nepaldespite the fact that he had only organized one visit to India. “It was a diversion from my second visit to India“, he began to count Mario.
The transformative experience of Mario Massaccesi
Then the journalist from Río Cuarto, Córdoba added: “In addition to the workshops, the three books, the podcasts and the theater, with Patricia Daleiro –my coequiper– we make ‘travels with meaning’: we accompany groups of travelers who choose destinations where it is also possible to create an inner, spiritual and reflective connection. After Indiawe said to ourselves: ‘why don’t we switch to Nepal and we make our own experiences?'”.
So when neither of them knew, they made the decision to take the plunge. “It was an extraordinary trip, very moving. We love to be travelers and not tourists. The tourist sees what each destination has to offer, the traveler experiences and learns. In learning is inner growth,” he said.
When asked about the criteria they had for selecting the Nepalese cities, he said, “Go to Kathmandu It fell off when it was ripe. It is a poor city, but full of colour, movement and faith. Its temples multiply souls with thousands who visit them daily, and in each of them you will find markets where it is impossible not to get lost. It is very easy to walk or get around because its inhabitants are very friendly and helpful.”
In the same vein, he explained how they got to know the cities. “We didn’t go on excursions: we grabbed a map and went for a walk. We drove buses, motorcycles and carts pulled by bicycles. We also went to Bhaktapur, which is another important city and the most damaged by the violent 2015 earthquake that left thousands dead. It’s an open-air art museum, with buildings and sculptures that people can touch, climb on, and the reconstruction work continues.”
Total, Mario Massaccesi y Patricia Daleiro They visited three cities Nepal. The last one was Stingingsituated “in the middle of the valley of Himalayas, where we found the peace and quiet we were looking for. “It’s a small town with houses scattered along the side of the road and they have sunrises and sunsets that are a gift to the soul.”
Reflecting on each of the spaces they visited, he concluded: “Stinging It was a spa for the soul, Kathmandu marked us by the holy river Bagmati and its ritual of cremation of the dead and Bhaktapur by design”, he concluded by saying Mario Massaccesi about his inspiring experience.
Mario Massaccesi’s photos in Nepal
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