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Lho the lunch place of today is also home to a nice monestary on a sleep hill that nicely overlooks the little rustic town. As we have grown accustomed to, making lunch for nine people takes on average about an hour half. So Joseph and I ventured out to see the local monestary but it took us about half an hour just to get to the base of the hill and already we were puffing and coughing and we hadn’t even started the hard part yet!
To be honest the monestary looked nice from where we were standing, but it didn’t look THAT nice to climb the hill and have a closer look.
The remainder of the day brought us the Shyilla a Tibetan/Nepali town situated on a high mountain with an amazing open view to all the surrounding mighty snow peaks. Though the people might have helped nature a bit by burning down every tree and destroying all remaining vegetation with mitticlious precision.
Luckily for us Sama lies in a nice green valley and ofcourse the people think they live in the one and only shangri-la… oh I can’t hear that word anymore. Every little town that has green valleys, forests and nice people think they are shangri-la. It becomes tiring. Anyway we are greeted by a small army of children approaching us fast and they keep shouting something at us. At first I can’t make up what they are yelling but it doesn’t take me long; SHIM SHIM. While they are asking for shim shim (which is bon bon in Tibetan) their little hands run through my pockets in search of shim shim or something better.