Second to the stunning landscape of Tibet, my interest was completely engrossed in the people and how they lived their lives. Unfortunately, our tour didn't exactly cover this aspect, but what I observed was a people group as beautiful as the the land they live in. People who live simply, without ammenities and who work very hard. It was harvest season and we saw endless fields of barley being harvested by hand as we flashed past in our bus. Yak dung seemed to cover every surface, drying for winter use.
We saw women everywhere doing laundry by hand outside, in buckets like this or in the streams and rivers. You can see Yak dung patties pasted on the wall to the left/behind them. On the right is an inventive way to heat water ... using the sun! We saw these solar tea kettles all over the place!
This small dwelling appeared to be someone's house :(
A woman sitting outside one of the military check points, selling Yak cheese...
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How we got here ... with a couple babies!
We first met on July 7, 2006. We'd both quit our jobs and gotten rid of nearly all our possessions. We had joined the Peace Corps and were heading to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. We thought we were prepared for whatever lay ahead ... neither of us had a clue.
Just over 10 months after we first met, we were MARRIED! Since then our adventures have included:
- a year in New York City, living in a Harlem brownstone apartment - going off-the-grid & into a tent-cabin on tiny Angaur island in Palau - living with a bunch of teenagers in Shanghai, China while working as dormitory parents
- off-the-grid again & into a barn on 400 forested acres in Vermont
- at the base of volcanos in beautiful Panajachel, Guatemala
And now ... on the hunt for a new career, we find ourselves in IDAHO!
We love to experience this great big world and hope you will join us for the journey!