Posts Tagged ‘buddhism


The Reason

The reason I have been so inattentive to my blog and blogfriends:

Please enjoy, typos and all.

Now I can finally get back to the rest of the adventure.


Day 24: Shanghai Museum

By popular one individual’s demand, a few more shots of the Shanghai Museum of Art.

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Day 18: Still Driving to Lhasa

Well, here we are.  In the car.  Still.

It is day four of what seems like an endless journey back to Lhasa.  Did some sort of spacial vortex develop on this damn highway since we passed through a few days ago?  It really feels like we aren’t making any progress.

It would seem that the thrill of Everest and Rombuk has chilled since yesterday.

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Day 16: Mt. Qomolangma (aka Everest)

This mountain road is incredibly beautiful.  And it’s a good thing, because we’ve been driving for days.

Scenes from the road:

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Day 15 part 2: The Road to Everest – Pelkhor Chode Monastery

More hours and minutes in the 4Runner, winding through the Himalayas, laden with the uncomfortable knowledge that when we get to Gyantse there could be another tour guide waiting for us.  And there aren’t any more seats in the car, so someone is going to have to go back to Lhasa.

But before we reached that apex of awkwardness, we made our final tourist stop of the day at Pelkhor Chode Monastery.

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Day 15 part 1: The Road to Everest – Yamdrok Lake

This morning we all piled into the trusty 4Runner (the same model that every other tour group drives around in this city) and started the trip to Everest.  Sijila driving, Tsering in the back, and James, Sam, Kristy and I out-of-our-mind excited about seeing Everest (hopefully.  It will depend on the weather).  But Everest is a couple of days of driving away, and I assume there a few things to see on the road.

The road to Everest slinks along the hips of the lower Himalayas.



Day 14 part 2: Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery is the biggest monastery in Tibet.  At times it has housed ten thousand monks, but today its population is closer to a few hundred.  I took so many pictures here, we’ll just let them guide our little tour.

A young monk walk with his hot water canister.  Happily, this idyllic shot does not include the open sewer to his right, sweeping away the waste of hundred of monks.  It was about as literal as the expression “holy shit” gets.

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