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... can tell we’ve lived in Wellington too long!) we headed down to the Tibet Museum, and after a few more wrong turns we made it in time to see the end of one of the documentaries they screen daily, today’s was about the 2008 protests and really shone a light on just how many Tibetans have 'disappeared’ amongst other fates. The museum was fantastic and gave a great overview of the conflict including the history of the ...
... We got a radio to hear his translation. The monastery had high security and there were hundreds of monks and nuns all seated over the two storeys to hear him. We visited the Norbulinka institute to see the cultural side of Tibetan life being preserved. We visited Delek hospital to meet the staff Alicia had worked ...
... taken down for cleaning. The difference between this and other temples we have seen couldn't be more dramatic. It's like we're in the Vatican of Buddhism. I wonder what Dharamsala will be like tomorrow? Next we drive to a small Tibetan craft village named Tashi Jong. It has signs proudly proclaming that it is the first smoke-free village in Himachal Pradesh, and there are photos of the villagers burning ...
... left of it to see, but the sign and sights along the way are worth the walk to find it. We head back towards the markets and decide to grab lunch on a rooftop cafe. I am amazed at how many monkeys are in the area, but I feel that we are ok because there is a large iron fence surrounding the roof. Lunch is served and suddenly there are even more monkeys and they are everywhere. Before we know it one jumps on top of our table and quickly moves towards our food. As my ...
... And we are not talking mostly tourists, for the majority of traffic was large trucks and army vehicles. He passed them all, but was so smooth that we were not expecting to die at any moment. Either that, or the dance-with-death drop to the bottomless valley below was such a constant that it was pointless to worry about. If it is your time, so be it. Otherwise, chill and enjoy the ride. So we did. Anyway, we made the journey intact ...
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