Tag Archives: tibet

Unmistaken Child

After backpacking around Tibet last summer, I had to watch this documentary. It tells of the needle-in-the-proverbial-haystack quest of a Tibetan monk who searches for the reincarnation of his master. I had had this process explained to me, but it’s … Continue reading

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Permit

from my travel journal: 16 july 09 some tibetan road Can’t forget our other driving adventure. We finally hit a relatively flat, paved patch of road. The bus pulled over. Our guide explained we all had to get out because … Continue reading

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Yak Snippet

from my travel journal: 13 july 09 some himalayan highway one time i looked out the bus window to see silvery, green, slim trees framing silhouettes of yak. the shimmering foliage acted like a theatre curtain that had just begun to … Continue reading

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Quirky

from my travel journal: 10 & 11 july 09 lhasa, tibet I like when people jump out of stereotypes, especially when the leap reveals humour and charm. Then I’m reminded of how much I usually judge, making quick assumptions. I … Continue reading

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Devotion Snippet

from my travel journal: 10 july 09 lhasa, tibet pilgrims flung themselves into plank poses, thlapping onto their wood-shoed hands over jokhang’s sacred stones.

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Contrasts Snippet

from my travel journal: 10 july 09 lhasa, tibet our arrival into lhasa last night was all about contrasts. the squat rectangular buildings against the triangular mountains. the dark toffee face of the guide above mine. the silky white prayer … Continue reading

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