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yumthang valley

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yumthang valley
is known
as the
valley of
flowers but
you go
during the
wrong season
and the
only flowers
you get
are the
wild ones
that grow
despite the
snow, the
ice and
the season.

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welcome to the yak country

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saw so many yaks
for the first time
in my life.

also met
the pastoral nomads
who look after these yaks
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inside their temporary settlement
we met Dolma who offered tea
and snacks as we opted
for just some warm water.
she said they had been there
for about two months now
and looked after 150 yaks

she also gave yak churpees
and asked us to visit again.
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a little further from their place
we saw another yak herder
with his herd and
watched the yaks
cross the road.
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Ekmara Book Festival

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I like visiting book fairs/ festivals.
I’ve been to a few local, regional ones
but not the kinds where authors are rockstars
Ekmara Book festival was a treat for simple readers like myself.

It felt almost nostalgic to find old books that I loved while growing up.
Hardy Boys was my all time favorite.
I used to ask for Hardy Boys for Christmas,
for my birthday and any pocket money I had,
it went for buying Hardy Boys.
I had an almost full collection of Hardy Boys case files too.bbsbookfair2
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It was nice to see some tribal tales as children’s books.
Ended up buying ten books
for extra luggage on the plane 😉

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