Sunday, January 20, 2008

Lukla boy!

007_Lukla, 29.09.2007, originally uploaded by palko72.

I was in Lukla many years ago, when I went for a month to visit my brother. Aaron was a Peace Corps volunteer at that point, and he helped design systems to deliver clean drinking water (cani-pani) to the villagers of Lukla and many other areas in Solu-Khumbu. From the photo,

"The Sherpas are a small but colourful ethnic group with spectacular festivals, a mythology rooted in Buddhism, and numerous legends which shroud scientific research in a fine mist of fantasy. Not only does the area boast breathtaking scenery, it also affords the researcher a considerable degree of comfort, with well-developed tourist facilities coupled with ease of access to a people to whom foreigners are no longer strangers."

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