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Tibet 2006 Part I

I’m now in Lhasa at 3700 meters above sea-level … Tibet is a great place, where even the lowest laying area is higher than Norway’s tallest mountain. You quickly learn to calculate where you’re going in Tibet. Not how far it is, but how high it...

Tibet 2006 Part II

After coming back from the first trek where we almost fell into the potentially fatal clutches of altitude sickness, it was nice to chill out at 3700 meters in Lhasa (I say “we”, because I’m traveling with Torstein, a buddy from Norway). We...

6th time on the Great Wall

July month had been penciled into my calendar as the month Torstein would be visiting. Needless to say the Wall was at the top of our list of things to do while we were in Beijing. Our reasons for going were two-fold. First of all, he had to become a man, as per...