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prayer wheels outside Pelkhor Chode monastery  

prayer wheels outside Pelkhor Chode monastery

Postcard from (Base Camp of) the Top of the World

May 19th 2010
Yes, there is a China Post near the Mt. Everest Base Camp! Amazing, right? Actually, we were unable to send anybody a postcard primarily because we didn't have anyone's address. Email and Facebook were way faster anyway. We just breezed through the rest of Tibet -- 2-day road trip to Everest Base Camp and 1-day (more) travel to cross the border to Nepal. As much as I would like to dwell lon ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Everest

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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