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In 1995 I traveled with a lapsed Catholic nun from Lhasa to Shigatse. After several days Dorothy returned to Lhasa. We woke at dawn and breakfasted on Momos or dumpling and butter tea. I wanted to get an early start and Dorothy accompanied me to the southern edge of town. The Asia Friendship Highway ran […]

May 13, 1990 – Langtang Trek, Nepal – 1990 – Journal Entry

The passing clouds obscure the 6000-meter snow-tipped peaks towering over the Langtang Valley, but the 5000-meter ragged summits cut through the mist with each parting of the clouds. The tea house serves a good cup of yak butter tea. I’m not liking the salty brew, but it does provide warmth and nourishment. Dorzee our guide […]

May 15, 1990 Langtang Glacier – Nepal – Journal Entry

The trail has left behind the trees and flowers. The villagers are surrounded by millet and sorghum fields. Beyond this cultivation are rough fields of high-altitude grass. Yaks lazily chomp their cuds under the watch of young masters. They gather the yak paddies to dry in the sun. The main source of heat in the […]

30,000 Feet over Burma – May 5, 1990 – Journal Entry

A taxi ride from the Malaysia Hotel to the Bangkok Airport. I know I want to live in Thailand or at least stay here next winter into the summer. I am done with New York, although that city is not done with me. I spoke with Rick Temerian on the Direct USA Phone> We made […]

May 14, 1990 – Langtang Glacier – Nepal – Journal Entry

As promised the trek across the landslide was tricky. Loose shale and rocks under foot. Dorge said two houses were swept away by the avalanche. “No one was killed. One man still missing.” He said this with resignation to the danger of living in the Himalayas. Miriam picks her way across the wasteland. Her feet […]