so dehli lets say is pretty “interesting” dogs are everywhere, a family on pigs in the park, cows hanging about in residential areas, people walking there goats, roads are manic and admidst the rickshaws, cars, trucks, pedistrians and cyclists one elephant strolling mightely down the main road, didnt seem to respond to the beeps to move so people can get past. and reflected that maybe they may have a better transport system than us because actually the traffic flows very well, no stopping at red lights all the time like in the west, there is few dozen near misses in a single journey however and wouldnt like to see the road toll statistics…

at Kibi 40 from the 3 year retreat centre in lebost, France arrived. Many have completed the retreat (a few i think twice) , mostly monks and nuns. France was established early on by Gendun Rinpoche sent by the 16th Karmapa. One guy lived for 5 years at the foot of Le Graf skiing every day- which is where I spent the most awesomest day skiing ever. and wanted to know all about Nz skiing.

then probably around 40 more monks, big and little ones from Ladahk, Nth India, it is one of the highest villages and they say is -20 and they can’t grown any vegetables throughout the winter. despite it all they are incredibly joyous and joking constantly. They are speaking English very well.