Episode 081: Shegar (New Tingri)
Everything New Is Old Again. We’ve rolled into the little town of Shegar, otherwise known as NEW Tingri. Man, what a sense of deja vu. I feel like I’ve been here before.
Actually, in many ways I have. New Tingri looks and feels just like Old Tingri, the little town Ben, Major and I tried to acclimate in back in 2003. Even the hotel we’re staying in looks exactly the same. The difference is that the toilet facilities in Old Tingri were so much worse they were actually better than here in Shegar.
See, in Old Tingri there was a toilet that had no roof over it and so was exposed to the elements. Let’s just say it had a nice, refreshing breeze blowing trough it. No such luck here in New Tingri. The air inside the bathroom is oppressive.
These are hard places to live but the people are the friendliest yet. I have found that to be true the world over.
Total Running Time: 22:46
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