Monthly Archives: September 2017

Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 27.75682 Longitude: 89.27520 GPS location Date/Time: 09/30/2017 08:53:01 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 27.64229 Longitude: 89.25716 GPS location Date/Time: 09/28/2017 08:38:45 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #14 Tigers, Lions, Garudas, and Dragons Oh My: First Day in Bhutan

“But wait,” you doth protest. “Where is update number 13?” It’s in the same place as aisle 13 on the Druk Airlines plane we flew in on yesterday, left out for superstitious reasons/aiming for good luck. Our guide, Namgay Tenzin, … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 27.43781 Longitude: 89.39534 GPS location Date/Time: 09/26/2017 08:49:23 NDT Message: Lungta Livyers: TA & Marian are adventuring amid prayer flags. Check the map to see where they are hanging out Click the link below to see … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #12 Hairpin Turns and No Guard Rails

One of the last things Marian and I did in Ladakh was a two day tour to the Nubra Valley. This required a five hour drive up and over the Khardung La, the highest motorable all weather road in the … Continue reading

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Lungta Livers #11 Good Bye to the Summer of Hands

The autumnal equinox signalled not only the beginning of autumn but the end of the summer of hands. My right hand is now seven weeks post surgery and the left, 16. I’m beginning to be able to bear full weight … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #10 Road Trip

Today’s road was a marvel of human engineering and labour. Wow. We drove over two passes, through two gorges, and much of the time it felt like what I imagine driving through the Grand Canyon would feel like. The scenery … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers # 9 Dharma, Dharma Everywhere

Jule from Ladakh, We arrived yesterday and spent much of the day breathing, sipping water, and walking very slowly as the flight to 3300 metres is a big jump for acclimatization. We are both doing okay with only wee headaches … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #8: Four for Four

Later today we will be in our fourth country in four days. That might be a record for us and we knew this week was filled with transitory travel. We tried out a new hotel in KTM called the Hotel … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #7: Get Off the Bus and Into Comfy Jammies

We’ve slept in three countries in three nights and being here in Kathmandu feels like putting on your favourite, most comfortable pyjamas. That comfort comes after many buses and planes that transported us between Ulaanbaatar and Kathmandu via Beijing and … Continue reading

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