metres up. Effective oxygen 14%; important to control your breathing
here. Not quite Tibet; as close as I can go, travelling alone. The
largest prayer wheel in the world. I don't approve of superstition...
Seems to keep the locals happy though, and tourists flocking in.
Harmless enough, I s'pose.
Time to move on. A bus to Tiger Leaping
Gorge, one of the world's great sights; photos can't do it justice,
but I took some anyway. A word of caution: having taken thirty
minutes getting down, I scornfully refused the easier path back up...
To cut a gruesome tale short, I entered Tina's Guesthouse on a horse,
exhausted and my wallet light. Still, at least I made the bus to
at Lashi Lake; the Ancient Tea and Horse road/trail. Wonder the poor
brute coped (I weigh in at a 100 kilos plus). Whickered as I
approached, greeted my mounting with a ripping fart. There is a
thrill to mountain paths, 2 metres wide, 300 metre drop with just a
pony's hoof between your life and death.
lake itself, where I had booked a kayak. One look at me, and a
headshake: 'Too big, you'll sink.' Instead I got the VIP: a