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7 November 2011 / leggypeggy

A final batch of Himalayan scenery—Part 4 (9 photos)

Switchbacks—the way through the Himalayas.

This is a final splash of Himalayan scenery. No doubt, I will come across more than I absolutely have to share, but this should suffice for the moment. Take note of the long shots that show just a handful of the many switchbacks we covered to work our way up and down and through the mountains. Plenty of high passes, steep drops and heart-stopping edges. Also note where the two rivers meet. The chocolate one is the Mekong, which is called the Lanchang (will confirm the spelling) in China.

Would I do it again—you bet!

Coming soon—more Himalayan entries covering villages, construction, crops and haystacks. Yes, haystacks. Who knew they deserved an entry!

And I promise to get to the other things I’ve promised. Wonderful to have more regular internet connections.

Getting on the truck in a few minutes to head to Kuala Lumpur. Back tonight.

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  1. Louise M Oliver / Nov 7 2011 11:34 am

    Hi Peggy,
    Beautiful as before. I especially like the one that looks as if it’s the entry to a cave where there is sand leading to water. I actually like them all though. Well done.



  2. Sy S. / Nov 7 2011 12:03 pm


    The highway switchbacks are amazing…. great to see your images and an area of the world few people have seen. Most of the area is rock type mountains and few flat areas (or rice paddies) for food, unfortunately.

    Sy S.

    P.S. Enjoy Kuala Lumpur…. and Singapore which I think would be your next destination… headed for Bali… I liked all three places. In Bali you can go swimming and finally use your bathing suit. Or do what I had done, go to the nude beach (to the right of Kuta beach name?) and use your birthday suit ! Please remember that the high waves and surf can be dangerous (in this area), be cautious when swimming.


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