Coolest Nation in the World

It’s Friday afternoon… and I’m staring out my office window at quite a bit of fresh snow. A storm rolled in this morning, but without enough inches to give me the day off (I’m guessing there is six out there), and we are prepping for a frigid weekend. So let’s keep it light today.

A link was sent by our friend D– the CNN International “Asia Beta” edition published an article called “The world’s coolest nationalities: Where do you rank?” I had a feeling before even opening it Nepal must have been on the list– and there it was, #10:

Like all pimps and players, you’ve never seen a Nepalese in a hurry to get anywhere. Yet from this mellow-gold group have also come the feared Nepalese Ghurkas, among the toughest fighting men in the world, and Sherpas, who you might know as semi-outdoorsy types.

Icon of cool:Tenzing Norgay. Reached summit of Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, but casually stepped aside and let his hiking buddy hog all the credit.

Not so cool: Draconian government regs and local ne’er-do-wells turn off a fair amount of travelers.

Rockin’ the sherpa vibes.

Although America edged out Nepal at #5… oh yeah…

If you want to see what other countries made “the list” view here.

Happy Weekend.

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4 responses to “Coolest Nation in the World

  1. My country, Belgium, is standing on the eleventh place. But I wouldn’t call Herman Van Rompuy, (european ‘president’) cool…

  2. Oh yeah! And my country is #1!

  3. Apparently, we Finnish people are not cool enough! :D

  4. Pakistan is conspicuously absent…

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