Foto Friday – Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery
Monks praying inside the ancient monastery.

Thiksey Monastery is a gompa (Tibetan-style monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey approximately 19 kilometres (12 miles) east of the capital Leh in Ladakh, India. It is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

The monastery is located at an altitude of 3,600 metres (11,800 ft) in the Indus Valley, Ladakh

A Year of Travel and Adventure 2013

Another year draws towards its close and so ends another chapter in my ongoing collection of travel adventures.

It’s sometimes all too easy to feel that we may not have achieved even half of what we set out to do at the start of the year, trips that fell through, weather blighted days in the hills and mountains, places that did not live up to expectations etc, etc.

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A Year of Travel and Adventure 2012

Well, as we turn the corner into 2013 I always find that it’s a good time to look back over the previous year and have a retrospect look at the places visited and the adventures experienced along the way and throughout the year in general.

Initially I felt that the year had been a bit of a washout as a combination of illness and ill weather seemed to conspire at every corner to thwart all my best laid plans. But with hindsight it seems that Continue reading “A Year of Travel and Adventure 2012”

Adventure Racing – GUTS N’ GLORY update

A few posts ago I mentioned that I would be shortly running in my first Adventure Style Race the brilliantly named GUTS N’ GLORY!

Well the race has been run and I’m very happy to have posted a finishing time well within the top Continue reading “Adventure Racing – GUTS N’ GLORY update”