Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Nomad tent and yaks
K taking a hit of oxygen going over a high pass
One of the many archways decorated with flowers and greenery and the Yangsi's picture that we drove through en route to Palyul. These were erected by the small villages nearby (starting three hrs away), in order to welcome the Yangsi when he would drive by on the day of his arrival at Palyul.
About two hours out of Kangding, by the airport.
K lounging in the back of the van.
OM MANI PEMA HUNG HRI on the hillside behind a house.
More hillside mantras!
More prayer flags!
The brothers Lam!
Breakfast at the Khampa Cafe and Arts Center in Tagong.
River rushing through the center of town.
View of a monastery from Malaya Restaurant.
Cool looking tiny corner store.
Fancy teapots and teapot warmers for sale.
K after the burn.
Nightly dancing in the town square.
Chinese peaches for sale on the street.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
will i ride in an ambulance to the airport
on the way, stop at thangtong gyalpo's monastery outside paro, next to the highway
follow keith across a bridge made of the original iron chains forged by thangtong gyalpo
hike a short path up to the monastery, only to be greeted by a vicious snarling teeth baring dog at the top
luckily, the ambulance driver accompanies us, fending the insane dog off with a small branch torn from a bush. the caretaker of the monastery opens a giant wooden door and leads us inside to the shrine room, then up two flights of seemingly ancient wooden ladder type stairs, up to yet another shrine room whereupon we are blessed with thangtong gyalpo's wish fulfilling walking stick. back outside, the caretaker's wife gives us tiny oranges from the tree in the courtyard. where else but in bhutan could all this happen on the way to the airport!?