Jakinvoiteeta ja kuoppaisia teita

Nuori nainen lisaa jakin jatoksia uuniin ja palaa sen jalkeen valmistamaan uuden termoksen jakinvoiteeta matkalaisille. Sama jatoksia kasitellyt kasi kaivaa suolaa amparista ja heittaa kattilaan. Ainakin jos saamme matkallamme vatsataudin,

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Christmas, New Year’s and Beyond

Happy Winter Holidays to All! Greetings from the cold and filthy city of Xining. This week, I’m wrapping up my semester at Qinghai Normal University. It has been a terrific

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City on top of the world

Chengdu to Lhasa The ride from Chengdu to Lhasa was a nice 48-hour scenic escape with breathtaking, eternal landscape… well at least for the time I was awake! I was

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recovering in Lhasa

Well, we’re here in Lhasa, recovering from the long train ride. Fortunately for us, our bunk mates were nice and quiet. They didn’t say a word to either Xiang Yi

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Mummified at Mount Everest

It all began with the overwhelming desire to go Yak spotting. Having been denied exposure to Yaks on our Annapurna trek, this time we were determined not to leave the

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Tibet…what I remember….

The train ride from Chongqing was VERY long….However, the changing landscapes were very dramatic. We started off in lush green Sichuan and moved into western China, from Xi’an to Golmud.

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Monk Slapping and Sky Trains

It’s 3pm. We’re passed in a flurry of maroon robes as a group of tardy monks hurry past; they’re late for the afternoon debate. In the garden courtyard we’re confronted

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Day 317 – Global Warming

One of the most striking and consistent things we’ve picked up on during our year away is that all over the world people offer evidence of the effects of global

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Day 327 – “Yes, that is the Everest”

We could go on about the mundane things that happened to us today, like the miserable start when the hotel had no water hot or cold. The attempt at continental

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Day 329 – Goodbye Mount Everest

As the alarm went off early we were not too keen to get out of the warmth and into the cold air, but a sunrise over Mount Everest should make

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