Life here is not only about work. Since being in Asia I’ve been blessed by a number of local friends that I’ve really been able to connect with while I’m in the city. One friend in particular invited me to his hometown last week. It was in between tours, so traveling to his home worked out perfectly; allowing me to meet his family, see the village he grew up in, and get a picture of some of the most meaningful places of his childhood.
These places included a monastery he lived for one year. A nomadic area with “black tents.” Black tents are nomadic homes made of yak hide. Along with seeing those places we went to a beautiful waterfall at 13,500 feet, visited other scenic areas, and drank lots of tea! It was a wonderful time of experiencing culture and tradition.
Update from GBI Intern in East Asia