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I stayed in Nana and Gebu's house and, with their permission, am writing about the Membas through the experience of living with this amazingly warm family.
The Membas are Buddhists and are the natives of the Mechuka area. They have some similarities with Tibetan Buddhists, but some differences too , since they migrated away from Tibet proper and Bhutan many centuries ago. They have long been considered an advanced tribe - for example they adopted the practice of milking cows ...
... weaved through the outer restaurant tables, were we beset by local vendors trying to sell handicrafts. But there was something else being sold here too, something that is highly valuable as a health remedy that when steeped in a tea or used in cooking, helps all manner of bodily functions, chief among them digestion. Hand-picked and being sold from small boxes, these curious, and let's be honest, pretty ugly petrified worm-like things are called ...
This morning we woke up and boarded our airport bus at 5am to get to the Chengdu airport. Since we were heading to Lhasa, security was expected to be very tight and lengthy. In Beijing, I had to empty my camera bag of everything - something I've never actually had to do before! But at the security this morning in Chengdu, it was fast, courteous and easy! I thought for sure that ...
... autobiography we covered it in newspaper like we used
to do with our grade school textbooks. So today at the border should
be very interesting!
plan is for us to travel with one driver and Ranesh until the Nepal
border where we switch to our Tibetan driver and guide. After an
hour driving in the city we reach the countryside. The smog lifts,
the air clears and we are surrounded by mountains. The scenery gets
... resplendent?) colours with shocking crystal white. Stop for first restaurant meal in a week. Pavel rejecting communal food sharing option, on the basis that they'd already ordered the only 2 things on the menu he's prepared a)to eat and b) to pay for. Consequently I 'have' to order 2dishes for myself and have little sympathy when the aubergine emerges covered in dreaded chillies. After dinner and supplies rode 5km more, the beginning of a pass, and stpped between the ...