Wednesday, August 5, 2009

UPDATE - At 4824 Meters In Qinghai

Every tourist who crosses this path will stop to take a picture. This is one of the highest point. I have been pretty lucky not to experience any altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can be fatalistic if not attended to. Except for in Xining where I felt a little spaced out, but I would relate that to the tiredness from the 30 hour train journey, the rest of time I was in pretty good shape. Minam Rinpoche was of course overly concern and he made me rest for 2 days and no bathing on day of arrival. Only on the second day, in the afternoon, did he allow me to shower and wash my hair.

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