View of the Himalaya, Tibet, approaching Everest Base Camp, 2010
As I continue to re-edit my travel photos from 2010, I’m revisiting some of my unbelievable experiences from that trip. It also gives me something to do as I navigate the spring allergy season in Chengdu.
My eyes are constantly stinging and watery, my sinuses feel like someone shoved a fistful of dry pine needles up my nose, my breathing is labored and shallow, and my cough persistent. This is the worst allergy season in recent memory. The other day I decided to visit my favorite massage therapist, but before I even reached the university gate I was gasping for breath and wheezing. I gave it up. My next purchase: a deionizer to purify the air in my apartment. And a face mask.
Watcher – Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), Delhi, India
Sher-e-Punjab Restaurant, Manali, India – before the dinner rush
Blurred monk photographer, Dharamsala, India – below Bagsu Falls
Group – main square, Dharamsala, India
Old town Varanasi, India – lone walker
Thanks to one of my favorite blogs, Black and White Cat, for publishing this image. Thanks also to its author for a great line for an insult:
Glenn Beck is very, very low-hanging fruit. We should all just ignore him and hope he goes away.
I’m battling a bad allergy attack and a horrendous cough. There’s no relief in sight, but fortunately I’m giving speaking exams this week, so all I do is sit there and listen to students talk (while I cough). It’s been rather eventful, nonetheless.
My presentation Tibet-Nepal-India part 1 made the front page of slideshare.net, getting the most tweets [on Twitter] of any presentation. Slideshare.net is a site for sharing PowerPoint presentations, documents, videos, and e-books, and it’s a great source of information as well as teaching material. As of today the presentation has had over 800 views!
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blue vehicle – Tibet, July 2010
China through My Lens is a travel guide to China, as well as a collection of photographs and travel accounts from individual contributors offering insights into the Middle Kingdom. You can read my recent submission, Tibetan Journey, about the highlights of my three excursions to the Tibetan ethnic areas of China.
Watching the procession, Manu Rishi Temple, Manali Old Town