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Building without chopping trees

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Laxman said nothing, just watched me, so I knew there was something I was
supposed to notice. There was a strange wooden column next to a concrete one...
In the Dalai Lama's monastery, the trunks of tall trees go through 2 floors to
'blossom' above the terrace. I saw other trees growing in or in very close
proximity to buildings, shaping their architecture.

Here: the same tree goes through floor one and two, but the terraced roof was
out of bounds to see the top.
Another wooded area.
22nd May 2008, 15:17   | tags:comments (3)

Om Mani Padme Hum

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The temple at the Dalai Lama's monastery, monks doing their laundry nearby, and
carved and painted mantras.
It's so overwhelming, that I heard someone actually say: "oh, is he back here? I
thought he was in India."

The wiser generation

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20th May 2008, 16:12   | tags:,comments (3)

Around Dharamsala

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18 May. The nature around here is very beautiful. We manage to go for a walk
before the weather changes.
20th May 2008, 16:10   | tags:,comments (4)

McCleodganj, from roof tops

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16 May. Here we are. This is the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan
government in exile. It's a big mix, Tibetans, Himachal (local) people, and
foreign tourists in apparently equal numbers.
20th May 2008, 16:02   comments (3)

One more night on the train

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Fortunately, it becomes easy to get a good night's sleep almost everywhere.
We arrive at 4.30am in the middle of nowhere, and get a taxi for the one-hour
ride to Dharamsala. I feel sea sick...
20th May 2008, 15:51   comments (1)

Delhi!

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15 May. Off the train for a few hours. We hire a cheap room in an interesting hotel,
behind the cow, have a shower, and tour the terraces to watch the world go by.
20th May 2008, 15:48   comments (0)

Train, train, train

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2 nights, one day. Laxman is growing a third arm, must be the food?
20th May 2008, 15:42   comments (1)