Alan Clements and Eve Rotstein of the Tibet Relief Fund take a long boat journey from Dibrugarh to Pasighat on the Brahmaputra river. A long Jeep journey take sthem to the fr north of the upper Siang District close to the Chinese border. The refugees need support and are very welcoming but some are now very old since they left Tibet. The pictures of the wire bridge 300ft above the Siang river are spectacular.
My visit to Tibetan settlements in Arunachal Pradesh in 2002 delivering aid to Tibetan refugees funded by the Lottery Project included a visit to Tenzingang settlement. To my surprise I stumbled on a monastery that I found intriguing. The settlement officer introduced me to the abbot, and we had dinner. He invited me to attend a Buddhist service to hear the most spiritual sounds I had ever experienced.
Alan Clements and Liz Banks, trustees of the Tibet Relief Fund, interview the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, following their visit to the Tibetan settlements of Miao and Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh. Lottery project funding was donated to these settlements for tractors, an old people's home and healthcare. The Dalai Lama talks about his attitude to negotiations with the Chinese Government.
In 1994 My ex- wife Elizabeth and I booked a trip to Tibet from Katmandu, Nepal. We joined a group of eight other men and women and had two vehicles, a ten-seater bus and a very rugged large lorry with all the chains and ropes and equipment that one would need for a tough overland journey.
The sight of the Potala in the distance as we approached Lhasa the capital city of Tibet thrilled us. At last A view of this famous home of the Dalai Lama. Staying at the Shangri La modern hotel seemed bazar. Having a full English breakfast with altitude sickness was a new experience. The only comfort was at least we could rest on a decent bed and be ill privately without the constant bumping of the vehicle on the bumpy roads.
I visited Khatyn memorial on my visit to Belarus in 2013. It had been a village of 26 houses and 156 inhabitants 50 km away from Minsk. On 22 March 1943, almost the entire population of the village was massacred by the Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118. The battalion was composed of Nazi collaborators and assisted...
Back in 1994 travelling in Tibet sitting by Nam sola (Heavenly) lake at 15,000 feet I watched an eagle soaring around me. I felt a distinct sense of bliss and emptiness sitting overlooking this most spiritual lake in Tibet, summed up by this part of a beautiful poem by the 7th Dalai Lama.
We travelled by train to Manali where we picked up a jeep that was to take us over the mountains to Leh. We were already at altitude so we took a couple of days to acclimatise and then we set off through this barren landscape. Situated at an altitude of 16,040 feet, Baralacha La Pass is a high mountain pass in the Zanskar range in Jammu and Kashmir. ... This mountain pass, one of the highest passes in Ladakh is around 73 kilometers away from Keylong on Manali - Leh road.