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Jun 16, 2007 - Tibet Jeep tour day 1 - Samye Monestary

For you busy hoppers * Beginning of 8 day Jeep tour of Tibet to Nepal inc. Everest Base camp * Staying overnight at Samye Monestary with the Mordor Stupa * Samye Monestary influenced by buddist, Hindu and Tantric For those having a bit of down time at work!! We hopped into our Jeep to begin our 8 day tour of Tibet (we means, Tim, myself, Melissa and Elvis - Italian couple, Erik - Norwegian dude, Dimmy - Tibetan guide, Jumber - Driver and biggest Tibetan I saw!!) and headed out to the ferry that would take us across to the Samye...

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May 20, 2007 - Trekking - Ganden-Samye

Just a few pics from the last week's trek. Hiked to Hepu village and eventually found a disreputable looking guy and his horse to accompagny me for a three day trek over two 5200m passes, crossing from nomad country into the hot and settled Yarlung Valley, linking two of Tibet's best monasteries. Was great fun, though the camping at 5100m was damned cold. Breakfast was tsampa, a porridge of roasted barley powder and dinner was instant noodles, livened up with some mushrooms, greens and Kelli's famous Italian spice mix. Weather was good and...

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May 20, 2005 - Planes, trains, automobiles and boats?

Yes, boats. Expect the unexpected when traveling in Tibet. We've experienced so many wonderful things and now we have been on a tibetan boat. I'll start from the beginning. Friday was our last day in Lhasa and we were all very sad to leave. Everyday Brett (tour leader), Belinda (Aussie passenger much like us) and the two of us would have breakfast together. Nothing major other than the fact that no matter who ordered first out of the four of us either Brett or myself got served our food first. Belinda no matter what she ordered was always...

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