Ups and Downs of Tibet

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October 8th 2010
Published: October 9th 2010
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Re-typing all of my journal entries is starting to get a little tiring, so I am going to highlight the rest of the Tibet trip in just one long entry. Up: On October 2, we drove to Ganden Monastery, which is high up in the mountains. We had to take a series of crazy switchbacks. It reminded me of driving from Southern CA to San Francisco in elementary school. At the top, we took a long, wonderful ... Read Full Entry

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Adam and Ben enjoying a refreshing dipAdam and Ben enjoying a refreshing dip
Adam and Ben enjoying a refreshing dip

in the freezing glacier water
Prayer stone towersPrayer stone towers
Prayer stone towers

They are all over.
A contraband photo of the DLA contraband photo of the DL
A contraband photo of the DL

in one of the nun's rooms

9th October 2010

LOVE your Tibetan accounts. It sounds very interesting. What happened to the boy who was coughing up blood? Did he have to go to the DR? You are definitely 30% blue although it sounds like that number is going down. : )
9th October 2010

"At the Drepung monastery a monk hit me three times with a metal plated stick. Its supposed to be a blessing or something." LOL, you should feel blessed, no complaints.
10th October 2010

Coughing up blood is actually a pretty common system, I think. He felt better as soon as we got back to Chengdu.
11th October 2010

Laura how do you get people's comments to show up on here? none of my comments show up!
12th October 2010

I don't know
When I look at my own entries I don't see people's comments, so I think yours probably do show up for other people. Just not you.
13th October 2010

LAURA!! sorry I haven't communicated with you in forever! I just read part of your blog and everything you are doing sounds really amazing. It's weird not having you here this semester. OH, I am working for the English department and so I see Allison who does the pamplin stuff in the mornings... when I heard from her that you made it in, and I was so excited my voice got really high pitched and Will Pritchard looked at me funny. Celeste and I did not make it in so we were super thrilled that you did, and we agreed that you were very well qualified! Anyway, continue to enjoy your travels! I am a little puzzled by the layout of the website and have no idea where this comment is going to end up, so I'll just send it and hope for the best.... hugs, Amanda
13th October 2010

I received your comment. I am also very confused about the layout of the website, but somehow it all seems to work out. I miss you and Celeste and Samira and all of Stewart! How is Stewart this year? What are the freshmen like? Is it a similar atmosphere? How are your classes? Who is Will Pritchard? Too many questions, I know. hugs back.
15th October 2010
The water is so blue!

Wow, so beautiful
Laura, what snow capped mountain is that in the background?
16th October 2010

I don't know.
But it isn't Everest

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