Travel Blogs from Xigaze
... lack of interest from the others planted seeds of doubt into my head. Was this really safe for me to be doing? This time, fear had set in, as the preparations were being made for another canyon swing and the harness was placed over by body.
Then "three, two, one, SWING" -- and just as I took off, something was terribly wrong. The harness was incredibly loose and then a buckle unsnapped. I could feel my body slipping out; I was terrified that the moment I would reach the ...
... would bring them good fortune and prosperity. He said that Buddha teaches you to be a good person at heart and that coming to ask his holiness for good fortune and prosperity was mis-guided. I thought that was very insightful. I don't believe in religion, in fact I think it is the greatest mind control trick ever invented by the human race. I don't understand why people have to belief that there is a god ...
... cute black puppies trying their luck with our leftovers. Fortunately Amy decided not to try and make friends with any of them and apart from the laughs that ensued when she believed me when I told her: that if she held in a **** she'd get bad breath; we had a much calmer day.Once again we headed towards the sun; every turn seemed to make me twitch for my camera as a perfect postcard vista appeared; white mountain tops, glaciers and a huge cobalt blue ...
17-09-13 A day in Shigatse
After a wonderful night in the grand "Tashi Choe Ta
Hotel" we all had breakfast and went off to explore this city. Zander had
arranged a trip to the larhe Monastery overlooking the city.
We walked along the dusty streets looking at all the
small shops etc, most of which were mainly Chinese Restaurants or motorcycle
Like any Chinese city there were cars beeping their
horns all around you and trying to cross the road was a ...
... br> area that looks like a dried up seabed. It was here we stopped for break and as
we were down to about 3500m I was feeling a bit better. The weather had got
better and with clear blue sky's it was getting quite warm.
I decided it was time to take off my one piece rainsuit
but that could only be achieved if someone was willing to help!! With the amount
of energy I had there was no ways I would get this thing off alone and so Rory
gave me a ...