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... the river. There was even a few stalls selling chai made out of lovely slate which reminded Joe of the Lake District back home.
Another few kms on and we were on our way up to Dharmakot village which has so many Israeli tourists that some of the signs are in Hebrew! We picked up some doggies on the way who just decided to walk alongside us for a few miles – cute! We enjoyed a ...
... br> A lovely wee walk up to the waterfall yesterday afternoon
was just the ticket after the day before being spent all on buses, a nice
stretch of our legs, we are heading up to Troon tomorrow, a much longer walk
but Paul tells me the view is worth it, so we will go up, weather permitting
tomorrow and see what we can see from the top, the views from here are already
pretty good, so I can’t wait to get up there for ...
... largest is Sherab Ling. A brand new complex is being built which will be the largest in Asia, housing over 500 monks. The Temple is still several months away from being completed so we are able to walk in with shoes and take lots of photos. Previous monasteries we have visited in the high Himalayas have all been dimly lit (or not at all) and difficult to appreciate. This new one is anything but, ...
... leaving their family behind in Tibet. When calling their family, they still have to make sure not to mention where they are currently located and to avoid any talks about the Dalai Lama or politics as all phone calls, especially of Tibetan households, are very closely monitored by the Chinese government. These students asked me to tell all my friends in Australia about their situation because the more people that know about it, the more likely that one day they will be able ...
... also as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)--is officially located in McLeod Ganj. The Dalai Lama has resided in McLeod Ganj since fleeing Tibet in the late 1950s, following a failed uprising against the Chinese government.
CTA advocates for Tibet politically, and helps organize schools and cultural activities for the 100,000 Tibetan refugees in India. In McLeod Ganj, you can see the Tibetan influence in various ways, but especially ...