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May 29th – McLeodganj

While shopping in McLeodganj I found a bracelet that had a good luck Tibetan prayer inscribed on it and on the inside of the bracelet was a Chinese script. I wondered what that might have meant. Since I can’t read it, my guess is that it may say that it was made in China, which would be very risky if that was the case. I recognize the difference in the two scripts because of their shapes. The Chinese characters do not hang from that horizontal bar that Tibetan scripts seem to dangle from.

Bracelet
Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dalai Lama was also in McLeodganj that day, we were able to see him driving by in a little parade of vehicles. He was waving to us as he went by.

The Dalai Lama's residence
The Dalai Lama’s residence

Even here, everything is built around the trees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tibetan writing on a stone from a mountain path.
Tibetan writing on a stone from a mountain path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cow on the 4th story of a building.
Cow on the 4th story of a building.

It amazed me how such large structures could be built so high in elevation and on uneven ground. A lot of buildings seemed heavily damaged and abandoned.