nepal_processed_scans -- On the bridge at Shivalaya. The porters carry so much weight it is hard to believe. Up at sunrise they walk all day. Sure they take frequent breaks, but never for long. The typical day has one long stop for a mid-morning meal and then back to the grind until dinner and bed. A typical load might weigh 80-90 pounds (40 kg) but I saw one man carrying 6 cans of cooking oil that weighed 15 kg each. That 90 kg ((200 pounds). And I know the cans were full because I tapped on the side of each can see if they were empty. They weren't.

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