Please. Allow me to elaborate upon my previous, slightly-cryptic slightly-suggestive photo post.
Tomorrow morning at early-o’clock in the morning, I will be taking a plane from Chengdu, China to Lhasa, Tibet. For realz. I will presumably be out of range from the usual methods of communication (Facebook, email, Skype, WordPress), so this is my “See you later!” to everyone for whom this is a surprise. (surprise!)
Pretty sure this has the potential to be one of those life-changing experiences. I mean. It’s TIBET with capital everythings. Mysterious Tibet, shrouded in wispy clouds, herds of sheep, deep valleys and tall mountains, and, and. Still not exactly sure what to expect. Pilgrims, shallow air, mountains, and yaks? Will emend upon further research.
I am expecting both too much and too little from this excursion. The epiphany that found me in El Salvador was a simple thing (staggeringly so). An easy thing. It would be lovely if such a thing finds me again, but I’ll try not to seek it out. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work that way, though. Looking for a conclusion when instead it should find you.
In any case, I have few expectations (knowledge, really) of Tibet, and I intend to enjoy my experiences there. I’ll be away during the week off everyone gets here (hurrah for national holidays), so I’m keeping to my school backpack. If anyone’s interested:
- 2 pants (1 leggings, 1 jeans)
- 2 t-shirts
- 1 tank tops
- 4 undergarments
- 1 running shorts (for sleeping, not running)
- 2 sweaters
- 1 button-up long-sleeve shirt
- 1 coat
- Glasses, contacts, contact solution
- Sunscreen, appropriate toiletries
- 1 (thin) hoodie (still debating)
I hear it’s going to be cold. Like, 65F as best case scenario and 35F as worst case. Not so sure my Sketchers Go walk shoes are going to cut it, so I’m bringing my boots.
Now is of course the time when I discover I can’t find my cell phone charger. Perf. I’ll make do with another picture-taking device.
OK. I’m really going to bed now.
TIBET: LEGGO! Adventures await on the roof of the world. I will dream of riding yaks, them shaggy beasts.