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The Oriental Caravan's 

Postcard from the Roof of the World


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Potala Palace

Potala Palace, Lhasa, former home
of Tibet's leader-in-exile, the Dalai Lama

Yumbu Lakhang, oldest building in Tibet Passing time on the ferry across
the Ysarlung Tsangpo River

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Gyangtse Children Monk, Sakya View from Kamba La Pass over Yamdrok Tso (Scorpion Lake)

Tashilunpo Monastery, traditional seat of the Panchen lama Prayer flags Nomad near Tingri

Useful advice! Mount Chomolongma (Everest) as seen
from Rongbuk Monastery
Monks 'performing' for Chinese tourist
camera's at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

Bluebells on the banks of Scorpion Lake Gyangtse baker Potala Palace lit up at night

Prayer flags on the Lalung la Pass Corner tower of Sakya monastery
Paddy fields near Kathmandu

Nomad girl near Tingri Monastic loo! Guitarist in Kathmandu

Kumbum stupa, Gyangtse Dahlias in front of Kumbum stupa, Gyangtse Jokhang monks working as backdrops for Chinese tourist photos

Khata scraves welcome us to Lhasa Gyangtse Dzong (Fort) Gyangtse old town

Caravaneer Jerry, with Yamdrok Tso in the  background 'Friendship Bridge' that links the Nepali and Tibetan borders Mount Chomolonga (Everest)

Unescorted goats, near Tingri Caravaneer Alison welcomed
with a katha on arrival
En route to Everest Base Camp

En route to Tingri Monastic repair under way at Shalu Monastery Yamdrok lake
That's all for now!

With best  wishes for 2010,

 from Phil and all aboard
The Oriental Caravan



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