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A couple of days ago I returned from three weeks of travel through Tibet. It took me a while to file my pictures and now the time has come to start posting a few of the results on TrekEarth.

I wanted to start this travelogue with a picture that reflects my dearest memories of this very special journey. Two subjects were fighting for first place: nature and people. It was hard to make a choice, but in the end I decided to post this picture of a Tibetan nomad-lady. As nomads are very much depending on nature, I believe that both aspects are combined in this photo :-)

The picture was taken at the end of the day, just before we arrived at our night-stop in the tiny village of Sangsang, which is located somewhere between the more important towns of Lhatse and Saga. Surrounded by hills, we saw a few nomad tents bathing in the evening sun and decided to stop our 4-wheel-drive Landcruisers and have a look. The members of the nomad family were all very friendly and seemed not to have had contact with foreigners a lot. There was a lot of laughing and this was really one of those special unexpected moments, enhanced by the beautiful scenery and the evening light.

With this picture I would like to say "Thank you" to the people of Tibet, for offering us their hospitality and friendship!

Tech: a very tiny little bit of cropping on the top, followed by resizing and USM. I'm aware that the dark horizontal line just above her head should have been avoided and hope you can forgive me...;-)

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