[ Sept.2006 ] In Dharamsala in India, we visited Norbulingka Insutitute, too.
This is an educational institute for Tibetan exiles not to forget their own culture and arts.
There was a shop inside and they were selling many nice things, but they were too expensive for me.
We had lunch in a restaurant here and they served a Chinese type of noodle.
It was a great relief to me, because I cannot eat Indian curries.
Long long time ago, when I travelled with Air India, I ate curry, which was OK, but after that all the way through the flight, the smell lingered in the cabin which made me sick.
Since then I cannot eat it.
So in this tour, I carried some diet bars with me for emergency.
In the afternoon, we were supposed to go and see the Himalaya mountains, but the weather was bad, so we went shopping instead.
My friend and I with three Yorkshire women went to some gem stone shops.
I was nearly overwhelmed by their shopping power, but managed to get some for myself.
Thinking about it now, I should have bought more…
Very nice stones were very reasonably priced.
In the evening, we went to see a concert which said “traditional Indian music”.
Some of our tour members dressed up for this.
But in fact it was for New Age people, or stoned people and our group looked totally out of place.