Category Archives: Shangri-La

Leaving Paradise

There was a gap in the wall behind my bed. You couldn’t see into the other room, but every sound from it ricocheted to my pillow. An angry woman was yelling in Chinese. And then I heard another voice: Marieke.

Leaving Paradise

There was a gap in the wall behind my bed. You couldn’t see into the other room, but every sound from it ricocheted to my pillow. An angry woman was yelling in Chinese. And then I heard another voice: Marieke.

Sumtseling Monastery

The biggest attraction in Shangri-La was probably the Sumtseling (or Songzanlin) Monastery just outside town. You can pay $25 to view the inside, or wander the grounds for free. I was tempted to try the latter. However, taking the local bus

Sumtseling Monastery

The biggest attraction in Shangri-La was probably the Sumtseling (or Songzanlin) Monastery just outside town. You can pay $25 to view the inside, or wander the grounds for free. I was tempted to try the latter. However, taking the local bus

lostin(shangri)la

One of the advantages of traveling in a group of five is you can hire a taxi-van to take you all the way to Shangri-La in half the time and twice the comfort. Ezra, who had arrived in Shangri-La the

lostin(shangri)la

One of the advantages of traveling in a group of five is you can hire a taxi-van to take you all the way to Shangri-La in half the time and twice the comfort. Ezra, who had arrived in Shangri-La the