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... that he was very aggressive in traffic. When we got out of town a little, he would be driving very fast even when there were areas with a lot of standing water. I don't know how we didn’t hydroplane!!! When we got up into the mountains, the roads changed from four lanes to two lanes that were barely paved. As we climbed higher, the rain started to stop. As we went through a pass, it was sunny on the other side. There were some ...
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... fell asleep immediately and were therefore only semi-conscious victims of the long bouncy kilometers we conquered before dawn. I woke a few times, and remember a bitter cold breeze through the open drivers window and occasional snatched glimpses of an incredible starry sky between sleepy eyelids and the various layers of clothing we had stuffed around ourselves as an anchor against the atrocious road. Roused at sunrise, we had our first passport checkpoint. As one ...
... phones. A Tibetan monk is sitting on the next table to us now in the Coffee shop surfing the net on his I phone! Speaking to local Indians they say that the Tibetans live well alongside the local people and there are large numbers of them running businesses in this area.
Sunday morning and I managed to drag Terry along to the local church for a service. St Johns in the Wilderness would look more at home in ...
... go to the left and the Indians and Tibetans go to the right. Then we seperate into male and female foreigners and the men laugh at the women because we are carrying bags and they have nothing with them and they move through quickly. However, my theory is that the women's line goes slowly because we are checked so thoroughly. First our bags are checked - every zipper, then we were frisked thoroughly by Tibetan women. I haven't been so ...
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