Monday, July 20, 2009

The Long & Treacherous Journey

Toilets by the road

It has been more than a week since I left home for this arduous and treacherous journey. Journeying from the lowlands to an all time high altitude of almost 5,000 meters has its many complications. Two members in our 'entourage' had to make use of the oxygen pillow on the road from Xining into Yushu.
Oxygen pillow

Apart from the very thin air that our lungs had to cope with, there is also a call for the strength of the heart and mind as one wrong move by any drivers on the road will result in a dewachen situation. When I reached Yushu I had tears of joy of making it there -30 hours of train ride and another 20 hours on the road

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