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First glimpse of Mt. Everest.
Going to see Mt. Everest, Tibet

September 19th 2005
Hi, Later that afternoon, after some food and a little rest, we got back into our car and drove the short way to Manasarovar Lake, called by the locals Mapham Yum-tso (4560m). It is only 30 km from Kailash, and a holy lake on its own that gets quite a few pilgrims who circle it as well. Right next to the little Chiu Monastery there is a tiny village where we spent the night. Behind the village the ... read more
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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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