Sunday, September 30, 2012

Down and up

Today was made up of two distinct halves. This morning, we completed our 300km descent from the Tibetan plateau. The road was fast and smooth, but the weather was wet and cold and by the end, the holiday traffic (especially the honking!) was fraying our nerves.

This afternoon, we turned onto a much more minor road to climb back into the mountains. The road conditions were sometimes terrible, particularly in the wake of the 2008 earthquake, but it was peaceful and picturesque throughout.

Having had so many vehicles zoom past us this morning, it was fun to do some passing ourselves, as the cars and trucks struggled with the poor conditions and steep gradients!

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