Anne Mobley had a dream to personal and handle her personal boutique. In early 2004, Anne opened the initial White Rabbit (which was named following her favorite tune, by Grace Slick and the Jefferson Plane in the nineteen sixties) in Gardenerville, Nevada with her daughter-in-law. Following retiring from the Contra Costa Drinking water District as a secretary in December 2004, she closed the Nevada shop in March and opened White Rabbit Boutique in April 2005.
Now, I would meet this non secular legend. I was much more impressed then intimidated. I experienced an unremovable smile all morning. 10 o’clock found me at the security checkpoint in entrance of his residence. My name was checked of a checklist and I had to pass through a metal detector. It made me pleased to see the burly Tibetan guards charged to shield the Dalai Lama. I wanted him to be secure.
Hopefully, Higher Dharamsala would be better. I hope a 3 wheel automobile rickshaw up to the Tibetan component. Regardless of my fatigue, I felt a wave of pleasure in anticipation of arrival. Dharmasala, was the closest factor to Tibet. It held the home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and house to the Tibetan Government in exile.
The rooms were small concrete block with two solitary bed frames supporting difficult futon mats & pillows. Rest room was down the corridor about 50 ft. It had a squat toilet and shower head that shot drinking water everywhere, but on you.
Three, two, one, I was staring into the face of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. It was extremely personal. I folded my fingers in the Namaste prayer position and bowed. No phrases had been spoken. He seemed me in the eye and held my gaze bowing back again with folded hands. His eyes sparkled and laughed within. He was very centered.
From Lama resort, we carry on the ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the path progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 m. The path prospects to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check publish. Further on, the route opens up into a broad valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-pushed mills and Prayer Wheels. We arrive at Langtang village following crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan fashion homes, resorts and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley and so on.
I shunned the fast food place and told my Kashmir acquaintance that I was vegetarian and only wanted Indian food. “Oh, you like Indian food!” Amir exclaimed. “Come have your lunch at my place.” Suspicious I asked: “How far?” He answered: “Five minutes strolling only!” I reluctantly agreed. I believed, well maybe I should give him a opportunity.
Lhasa: Day five: Arrival in Lhasa. Working day six: Lhasa city tour to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Road Working day 7 : Have a whole day journey in Lhasa City of Tibet Museum, nearby Tibetan family visiting and Sera Monastery after lunch Working day eight: drive down to Yamdrok Lake and consider a go to. Be transferred back again to Lhasa Working day nine: The time prior to transfer to the airport is totally free on your own arrangement. Bid Lhasa a fond farewell as board the flight or get on the teach to your next stop.