Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hold your horses!

Or hold your yaks, or hold your zos (strong, sterile mix of cow and yak), whatever the case may be.

Yep, I made it back, safe and sound from the majestic Himalayan mountains, and, more importantly, survived the trials of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute's Basic Mountaineering Course! There will be posts in the coming days.

In the meantime, here's a smathering of random lighter from the few days since the course finished!
The mountains can be pretty misty and mystical. Not sure why we spell the two so differently.

The mountain roads are a bit narrow. Note the
slight drop off when you look across the luggage rack. Now note the width of the road, and jeeps. Somehow it works (99% of everything is nothing, right? Maybe the jeeps are passing through each other?).

I just really love this danger sign. It rivals the stick-figure getting electrocuted in my sophomore year EE course.

Apparently there was a thermo-nuclear event yesterday, and somehow I was spared while riding the train towards Calcutta. I could only look at it and wonder about the EMP.

This is where all the not-so-smart railroad engineers get sent.

I could have sworn I went to the university with that logo
and script, but that its mascot was the Fighting Irish.

Another great shirt, unfortunately he had it in only one size, Indian, so I didn't buy it. I wish he had it bigger! Ride your bicycle, America!

Wait a minute, I thought dating was against the law in India, now we have blind dates for entire families!?

If I ever have a zone of my own, I'm gonna call it the Smart Lucky Zone and pay this guy royalties. Imagine if the Koreans did this with their DMZ!

For those who haven't been to India: there's probably about 300 million of these in the country (1 for every 3 people!). And you can buy a sachet of shampoo for 1 Rupee. Love it.

Finally, this is me looking like and being a tourist.

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