Tibetan Ashoka Guest House
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... us out and we looked forward to an easier decent, the cloud didn't quite clear all the way down and the rain started about an hour and a half away from our hotel but it was still a great walk, 12 miles in total but with a 1000 metres of accent in that time. We were quite chuffed with ourselves, and neither of us are feeling sore or stiff today so that is even better :)
The food has gone from so so to fantastic again and we have found ...
... day, we visited a beautiful monastery - Karmape Monastery (or Nam Gal) - and the Norbulingka Institute, which is dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture and art. It was fascinating. (There are so many cultures in India…)
Then off to the train station – unfortunately our overnight train was delayed by 3 hours! Once we boarded though all was fine and I had a comfortable sleep on the way to ...
... together, and it would have been nice to say goodbye together but it wasn't to be. Hugo and I went off to follow the new schedule and Claire and Fred continued with the old one. As we went down stairs the Deputy explained we were covering for a teacher who was off sick, a fair enough reason except that half the male teachers just sit around all day and any one of them could have done the extra lessons. I soon became very grateful that ...
... other, a child crying, children playing, things being dropped on the floor, pushing, laughing. I didn't know what to do first, console the crying child or intervene in two boys fighting. Lucky for me, I had some help. I realized very quickly, the importance of being a good multi-tasker. At times, I felt I had eyes at the back of my head. After a week of teaching, I just knew who was going to do what, and I just let the children know ...
... with Sonam, Kanka and Gaisom. We had given them their gifts at our last family dinner and this morning they gave us our final gifts - including Kata scarves and protective red strings from the Dalai Lama. We laughed together like we always do and chatted about all sorts of things, trying not to think of the finality of it all. But, of course, I cried anyway.
Time, in all of ...
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