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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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Tashi delek - བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས

 

China and Tibet 

Xi Zang 西藏

 

 "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that," Dalai Lama

 

 

 

 China & Tibet ARCHIVE


 Around 95% of China's fresh water originates in Tibet

 The Tibetan Plateau is the source of at least eleven major transboundary rivers in Asia, including the Indus (SengeKhabab), Sutlej (Langchen Khabab), Kamali (Macha Khabab), Arun (Bumchu), Manas,
(Lhodrak Sharchu), Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo), Irrawaddy, Salween (Gyalmo
Ngulchu), Mekong (Zachu), Yangtze (Drichu), and Yellow (Machu)

 

 

 

 

Tibet Approval Letter - This is required if you want to travel to Tibet

 

Monday
Aug192013

Tibetan Food

Tashi delek - བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས

 

Tibetan-style steamed stuffed bun. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

Roulans Ishinabe Chicken. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

Yak yogurt. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

 

Tibetan-style hot pot. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

Tsam-pa. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

Pickled radish. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

Buttered tea. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.


The braised duck with cordyceps sinensis. Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

Traditional Tibetan foods add charm to the week-long Shoton Festival which commenced in August 6, 2013. As one of the grandest traditional festivals of ethnic Tibetans, the Shoton Festival was inscribed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006, featuring Buddha Thangka painting unfolding, Tibetan Opera performances, yogurt banquet, as well as other traditional and modern activities.

 

Food adventure in Shoton Festival

 

The Shoton Festival 2013 lasting from August 6 to 12 features not only religious celebrations but also demonstrations of tasty Tibetan food.

Tibetan food is fresh and unique with special plateau ingredients such as yak meat, zanba, highland wine, butter tea, which distinguish its flavor from others.

A local Tibetan fills a bowl with yoghurt.

 

Lhasa Bear is an excellent beverage for Tibetans, brewed by the Lhasa Beer Co., Ltd, famous for using quality barley and first-class natural minerals. The beer is produced from highland barley harvested from the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and malt from Australian wheat.

 

Zanba, roasted highland barley qingke flour

 

Curry made with cheese and spinach

 

Tibetan pancake

 

Fried rice in Tibetan style

 

Tibetan beef hamburger

 

Fried rice with beef