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3rd June 2004 | Going Home.

June 3, 2004

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Met Maj.Sasi, turns out he is from Waynad, Kerala. Back for dinner at the hotel at 2100 hrs. Went to Night Visions - the previous night’s Bar. Cdr Dam in two this time. Also to the Casino. Bala Sir explained a couple of games.I lost at the slot machine.

1st June 2004 | Landing in Kathmandu

June 1, 2004

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The drive was beautiful – through a mountain range, river flowing and the road alongside. Reached airport by 0830 hrs. Flight delayed by more than an hour. Air China. 1 hr 10 mins. Flew beside Everest ! What a splendid sight. Reached KAT by 1030 hrs.

31st May 2004 | Official homecoming dinner

May 31, 2004

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Went shopping after a hurried visit. Bought me a cap and one for Roney. Had an invitation from CTMA for dinner at Summit Camp restaurant. This was official.

30th May 2004 | Drepung Monastery

May 30, 2004

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It was also the Admin HQ of the Dalai lamas. Bought items for Sinha. Lunch at the hotel. At 1500hrs, we left for the carpet factory.

29th May 2004 | The abode of the Dalai Lama

May 29, 2004

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Left for the Summer palace by 1600 hrs. Close by. A very green compound. Saw a Radio and a Piano gifted by Nehru. Whatever others say, the Dalai Lamas lived in luxury.

28th May 2004 | Camp at Lhasa

May 28, 2004

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Had lunch enroute at a very beautiful place - valley, sheep, mountains, a small stream ! The road was excellent once we hit the highway. Entered Lhasa around 1700 hrs.

27th May 2004 | Shigatse Comforts

May 27, 2004

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Went for an organised tour to the Shigatse monastery of 14th century. Houses the biggest Maitreya Buddha Statue. The monastery belongs to Panchen lamas.