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We camped out most nights, in places like this there were no shortages of campsites. Before Saga, Tibet.
 We camped out most nights. In places like this there were no shortages of campsites. Before Saga, Tibet.



 
 

This primitive ferry carried us across the Brahmaputra River, a river that would have be to big for us to cross on our own. The river's source is located close to Mt. Kailash. We had been more or less following the course of the river up until this point. Saga, Tibet.
This primitive ferry carried us across the Brahmaputra River, a river that would have been to big for us to cross on our own. The river's source is located close to Mt. Kailash. We had been more or less following the course of the river up until this point. Saga, Tibet.



 
 

John, trying to blend in with the local truck drivers, a cigarette in one hand and a bottle bear in the other. Saga, Tibet.
John, trying to blend in with the local truck drivers, a cigarette in one hand and a bottle bear in the other. Saga, Tibet.



 
 

The weather in Tibet, can go through about every possible variation in the course of just a single day. This day we got rain, hail, snow, and flash floods all in just a couple hours. Afterwards the sun came out, we were able to dry out all of our clothing. Peiku Tso, Tibet.
The weather in Tibet, can go through about every possible variation in the course of just a single day. This day we got rain, hail, snow, and flash floods all in just a couple hours. Afterwards the sun came out, we were able to dry out all of our clothing. Peiku Tso, Tibet.



 
 

It was such a heavy down pour of rain and snow that the road itself disappeared at points in time. When a caravan of tourist filled Land Cruisers drove pass us, they wondered what exactly we were doing out there on such a day. Peiku Tso, Tibet.

It was such a heavy down pour of rain and snow that the road itself disappeared at points in time. When a caravan of tourist filled Land Cruisers drove pass us, they wondered what exactly we were doing out there on such a day. Peiku Tso, Tibet.



 
 

The Himalayan peaks show where the Nepal border is located. Mt Everest is on the far left hand side. Tingri, Tibet.
The Himalayan peaks show where the Nepal border is located. Mt Everest is on the far left hand side. Tingri, Tibet.



 
 

Even though these "nomads" have a house, they have still set up their tent in the front yard. Before Saga, Tibet.
Even though these "nomads" have a house, they have still set up their tent in the front yard. Before Saga, Tibet.



 
 

It was always a welcome sight to see another cyclist. Without any gears on his bike he must have had a rather tough time of it. Tingri, Tibet.
It was always a welcome sight to see another cyclist. Without any gears on his bike he must have had a rather tough time of it. Tingri, Tibet.



 
 

Liyang, with a gang of dirty Tibetan children that came out to see what we were up. Tingri, Tibet.
Liyang, with a gang of dirty Tibetan children that came out to see what we were up to. Tingri, Tibet.



 
 

This thumbs up sign is used by beggars and kids to mean 'please'. "Please, please give us sometime thing..."
This thumbs up sign is used by beggars and kids to mean 'please'. "Please, please give us sometime thing..."
It did not seem like these kids had ever taken a bath, but we all had a good time together. Tibetans traditionally take a bath once a year, whether they need it or not. There is actually a day called, "National bathing day" that is somewhat of a Tibetan festival. Tingri, Tibet.



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