Back to the farm after a week of travel.

Sorry for not posting lately but we have been off on an adventure to the home of the Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan government. McLeod Ganj is a??beautiful??little??2 street village at the base of the India??Himalayans. We arrived there after a death defying 12 hour trip on the bus from hell to find tons of western tourist come to study yoga,??Buddhism, and Tibetan culture. ??As a result of all the tourism there are great??restaurants and lots of shopping. We did not do much shopping but we really enjoyed the variety of food. We also lucked out because the Dalai Lama was in town and if you waited at the right corner at the right time you might catch a??glimpse??of him passing by in a convoy of cars.??

Actually, all of the westerners kind of spoiled the atmosphere a little but we managed to escape by going on some really nice hikes and teaching English to a Buddhist monk. Everyone seems to live well in McLeod Ganj, including the stray dogs who are well fed and treating kindly. ??Gendun our Monk student taught us a lot about Tibetan culture and the life of a Monk. ??He also told us a little about his adventures in escaping from Tibet. As a whole the Tibetan community seems really nice even though they are a little shy. ??
In tomorrows post we will upload a few more pics and explain our trip to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.??



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About edwintoonephotography

I am a U.S. born professional photographer living in Barcelona, Spain.

One response to “Back to the farm after a week of travel.”

  1. M??riam i Llu??s says :

    Amanda!! Com disfrutes a la revetlla del Tibet i amb el monjo… Com es diuen, les dues cabres? Edwin: what a wonderful photographies!! Molts petons, guap??ssims. Per cert, Amanda, a l’Himalaia fas m??s bona cara que amb el cadellet. Heu tingut mal d’altura? Qu?? tal, el te?

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