Archive for February, 2013

Good Old Tawang

Good Old Tawang

We needed to take care of some business in Tawang -- the business being registering ourselves with the local head of police, who apparently needed to know things like: what kind of car do you own? (um, a bicycle?) And what is your house made of? And what is the nearest landmark to it? And what region do you live in? (I think we told him our timezone for that one, haha.) Tawang is the big-ish town that is about 2 hours away --  so we also did some errands and poking about and visited the Tawang Monastery while we…
The Solemn Rights of All Living Beings
Made It!

Made It!

And the World's Best Momos were waiting. Ah, Heaven. By the way, you can also follow us while we are here at Jhamtse Gatsal, on the Gatsal News Blog: www.jhamtse.net/blog You'll get a more general idea of what's going on around us at the community (cuz we all know that this blog is going to turn into the Kai Show, lol).
Beautiful Bomdila

Beautiful Bomdila

Ah, crisp, Spring, mountain air! Okay, I idealize... it is gettin' cold up here! Good thing we packed plenty of warm things...in our checked bags....which are now [still] in Delhi! Got an update from the airline. "Big oops, delivered to the wrong address," (and hours before we skipped town on the train) "but, oh, since they're out of our hands now -- though not to you --  your file is closed, and we won't be trying to get them to you." Sheesh! Did I mention it's cold here? In fact, there is a high mountain pass between here and Jhamtse…
Save Trees to Save Mountains
Snoozin’ on the Job

Snoozin’ on the Job

Kai's like an old pro at these many-hour stretches on an airplane. After 2+ days of flying and airports, you still wouldn't guess that it was his first time. What a trooper! Our journey was pleasant enough... so Virgin Atlantic decided to throw a little twist in the story and lose ALL our luggage. Oops. And, oops, we forgot to take any more pictures until we were halfway into the Himalayas! Let's give you a rare telling about that handful of days instead. :) We arrived in Delhi early enough on Monday to waste a couple more hours at the…
Ready to Roll

Ready to Roll

Here we go again! Welcome to our new blog. We'll get all the old content back on here, and fill in the gaps....eventually. For now, we will start with our latest adventuring: beginning in February 2013, and for the next year(ish), the 3 of us are living and volunteering and having fun at Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community, in the Himalayan foothills of eastern India. Enjoy!

Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson