Thursday, March 30, 2006

Nee-how from Xiahe

The high (2920m) home of Tibetan Monks playing Grand Theft Auto, colorful pilgrums spinning prayer wheels, yak butter tea and cold nights. We'll post all about it and more once we're in Lanzhou in about five days time. In the meantime, the fearless travelers are off to the even more remote and evidently higher locale of Langmusi. In the meantime, please enjoy (or at least contemplate) the latest rant on the blog.

Hope everyone is well and that your Spring is currently warmer than ours.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I remember hearing that as a youth, Tenzin Gyatso was really interested in technology (cars, movies, etc.)--he even had his own car for a time and enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical he could put his hands on.

That said, Grand Theft Auto???

re: China and population psychology--I remember reading somewhere that China's youth (18 and younger) is a larger population than the entire U.S. Reading about your actually being there, a thought to who you were running into a third of the time. Weird...

Yak Butter Tea!!! mmmmmmmmmm...almost as good as Rice Paste thingies stuffed with adzuki beans--:P