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Asia - Tibet
12 July 2010

A Tibetan boy and girl holding hands while eating ice-cream in the Himalayas near Nyalam, Tibet

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From Rongbuk monastery we took the gravel road for about 2 or 3 hours back towards the Friendship Higway that connects Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal. Boy what a relief when we reached that road! From there we kept driving on high altitudes and passed some high 5,000+ passes again.

The scenery was absolutely stunning. So empty, so dry, but here and there cut by lush, green valleys where rivers flow. We met a monk living at 5,250 meters altitude and saw our first wind-powered prayer wheels, how progressive!

For me this was the first day I was feeling almost like reborn and I enjoyed things more than ever. After Lakpa La pass where we met the monk the road only went down, eventually steeply descending into the green hell as the Tibetans call it.