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Gazette 104

INDIA 6-16 October 2011

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View from temple  Mountains
View up the valley from the temple upper storey / Getting nearer the high mountains

Novice nun   
Sheila with Monpa lady
In Tawang, this novice nun was utterly bemused by us / Sheila & guide with old Monpa lady

Sheila at Tawang Gompa  Road sign
Sheila at Gaden Namgyal Lhatse in Tawang, where we received the blessing from the abbot Guru Tulku Rinpoche /
En route to Zemithang we were very near the Bhutan border

Sheila & Derek at lunch  Sheila & guide
Enjoying another lunch of rotis & potato/lentil curry (driver in background|) / Sheila & guide at Gorsar Chörten near Zemithang

Sheila  Derek & prayer wheels
Sheila & the chörten / Derek at some roadside large water driven prayer wheels

Sheila & Derek   Sheila & Derek
In Kyalengteng village, we were welcomed into the home of a Monpa family, annointed with millet flour
(normally part of the New Year celebrations) & required to drink three glasses of rice beer

Monpa family  Sheila & Derek
Our visit gave our hosts much pleasure (we promised to send them photographs of the occasion)

Road clearance  Sheila
Helping to remove a road obstacle / Health & safety #2 - Sheila boiling a kettle balanced on a TV whilst drinking a large glass of gin

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2011