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14 November 2011 / leggypeggy

Daily life in the Himalayas (20 photos)

Some children of the Himalayas.

I’ve already posted photos on Himalayan scenery (see the Tibet category), as well as some shots of the haystacks that hover above the snow line.

But I also said I would post pics of the daily life I saw there.

We’re travelling on a truck so, unless we stop, it’s hard to get amongst the people, but I see a lot from my elevated perch.

Here are some scenes of people, their villages, their homes, their crops, their livestock and the like. Lone people working in fields are collecting dung—as winter fuel—which is then carried to the village in small vehicles powered by what are essentially lawnmower engines. The rounded plastic buildings are greenhouses, and they go a long way to explaining how this massive nation feeds its huge population.

A few pics are a little fuzzy, but I’d rather leave them in than out.

To keep files a manageable size, I’ll also do separate entries on long shots of villages and cliffside villages, actual towns, and road and proper bridge construction in the region.

As an aside, there has been some friendly ribbing and discussion here about the fact I took 800+ photos in one day in the Himalayas. That’s the most photos I’ve ever taken in a day—probably the most I’ve ever taken in a week. I should point out that when you’re bouncing along in a truck for hours on end, you’d better be taking three shots of every scene on the off chance that at least one of the photos has anything other than sky in it. 🙂

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  1. Kenny2dogs / Feb 11 2014 2:15 am

    You lucky girl Peggy, would just love to visit Ulan bator !!!


    • leggypeggy / Feb 11 2014 6:39 am

      Stay tuned. We hope to get there in July when we travel overland from Tehran to Beijing.


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