17 Jul '11, 4am

found a link to my shangri la story! not many pix though via

found a link to my shangri la story! not many pix though via

On a grassy plain dotted with yak and cow dung, in the shadow of 3m-high wooden racks used for drying crops, women in ethnic costumes and pink headgear huddle on stools beneath umbrellas in the dim light. Over and over again, they utter a long high-pitched wail in a Tibetan dialect, beseeching the rain god for showers of blessing for the harvest. The pitter-patter of a light drizzle on their umbrellas that started miraculously on the second day of their prayers gives them an extra incentive to keep going. As they chant, other women cook or burn incense while little children run around. The women are facing the 17th-century Songtsam Monastery, currently being restored, its magnificent layout spoiled by the presence of a large industrial crane. Behind them stands the 75-room luxury Songtsam Retreat, where I am staying. The rain-making ritual is due to the fact that despite i...

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