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Food and Prayer in Lhasa, Tibet

2017-09-14T09:48:49-07:00October 11th, 2014|China, Tibet|

Devout Tibetans spend hours a day spinning aprayer wheel, a metal cylinder on a handle witha small weight attached.  Inside is a scroll withBuddhist prayers, and they believe that by spinningthe wheel, prayers are sent [...]

Tibet on the road…

2017-09-14T09:48:49-07:00October 9th, 2014|China, Tibet|

Yak. Butter.  Candles.  We saw a few!At Yamdrok Lake in Tibet.  Yes, I'm riding a yak.It's what you do in Tibet!Gods can be fierce in Buddhism.This one is fighting the god of death.The Tibetan canon [...]

Children of Tibet

2017-09-14T09:48:49-07:00October 6th, 2014|China, Tibet|

Strike a pose, girl!Children work in Tibet.  We frequentlysaw them in the fields.  Organized childlabor is discouraged, but many familyoperations use their children.Ready to watch mama do the washing.No TV or smartphone to distract thiskid, [...]

Trying to sleep at Base Camp

2017-09-14T09:48:49-07:00October 6th, 2014|China, Tibet|

Sending postcards from the highest post office inthe world!  We're trying so hard to look warm!  Also discussingthe merits of drinking water at altitude, vs. gettingup at night to use the pit toilet with a [...]

Everest Base Camp!!

2017-09-14T09:48:50-07:00October 6th, 2014|China, Nepal, Tibet|

Mt. Everest, or Mt. Qomolangma as it's known in Tibet, in all her glory.  Mt. Everest was officially named after the British Surveyor General, George Everest, because there were so many different local names.  The international border between Tibet and Nepal divides the precise [...]

Off the Beaten Path in Tibet

2017-09-14T09:48:50-07:00October 5th, 2014|China, Tibet|

Oh, we're off the beaten path now!  Kathy and I atthe Everest Snow Leopard Guest House. Tibetan prayer flags.  The colors represent the fiveelements: blue (sky), white (wind), red (fire), green (water),yellow (earth).  According to Tibetan [...]

Flying on the MagLev in Shanghai

2017-09-14T09:49:07-07:00October 11th, 2012|China|

At a pricetag of $1.2 billion USD, and aticket price of $7 USD, it will take awhile for the return on investment. It currently operates at 20% capacity.We hurtled at the top speed of 430km/h (267 mph) for [...]