Thursday, November 24, 2005

Truck Breaks Down Again

It just would not seem like an adventure if your truck didn't break down in the middle of nowhere. Lucky for us, we had an old Toyota Landcruiser which are pretty easy to fix. It took about 2 hours to get us back on the trail.

Truck Breaks Down Again 8.6 megs Quicktime format 1:37 min.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Tibetan Tourist Trap

No culture is immune from those trying to make a buck offering dubious services. Then again, If you are going to get taken for a ride (a two minute Yak ride that is), this is certainly an incredibly beautiful location to do so. Although Kathy didn't even want to go for the Yak ride, I think we convinced her she should becuase this was likely her only chance she would ever get to ride one. Anyway, we had probably been driving for at least 4 hours by that point so this once-in-a-lifetime-event was a welcome change. And did I mention the scenery...

Tibetan Touist Trap 5.3 megs Video Ipod version 1:01 min.

Tibetan Touist Trap 5.5 megs Quicktime format 1:01 min.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Lhasa Ladies Chant

Came upon these ladies chanting on the streets of Lhasa.

Lhasa Ladies Chant 9.5 megs Quicktime format 1:36 min.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Threshing the Barley

Once the yaks have done their job in removing the grain from the panicle (as seen in the last post), it is time to sort the grain from the stalk and then winnow the chaff from the grain. Once again, the process is a community effort.
Not having grown up around farming, I was fascinated by the process.

Threshing the Barley 8.7 megs Quicktime format

Video IPod version Threshing the Barley 11.2 megs m4v format