Monthly Archives: October 2010

The North Face and Yak Tents

Tashi deli! I have now traversed the entire distance of the Friendship Highway. I’ve seen nine monasteries, and two palaces as well as miscellaneous other sights (such as the inside of many terrible toilets). Of these important sights, only two … Continue reading

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The Two-Story Toilet

Tashi dele! While I started my Tibetan experience in Lhasa, my travels have expanded to locales along the Friendship Highway, the route to Nepal. The Two-Story Toilet We chugged over several mountain passes, including Gyatso-La Pass (5252 m), and stopped … Continue reading

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The History of Yak Butter Tea and Its Consequences for International Relations

Tashi dele! I acquired a Chinese visa, a TAR permit (Tibetan Autonomous Region), a second permit for a more remote region, and contracted with a tour agency for the mandatory tour guide. Next, I traveled thirty plus hours halfway around … Continue reading

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