Into Tibet

I find myself in Beijing, a few hours before commencing a 48 hour train trip to Tibet. Due to my own procrastination, the only seat available is in third class which means there will be very little sleep occurring over the next two days. Despite this, I am very excited about the next leg of my journey that includes 10 days in Tibet with a guide and a Toyota Land Cruiser, making my way to Kathmandu in Nepal via Everest Base Camp.  

I’ve been staring at this page for 30 minutes and the words just aren’t coming today. I was hoping to blog about my 3 weeks in Mongolia but am simply not mapfeeling inspired. It was quite an adventure in the countryside, including the sheep slaying, crazy group dynamics and an incredible amount of solace and quiet. I realize now, that despite the solitude, I’ve been traveling constantly, with at most two nights in the same place over the past month. This may explain my sense of exhaustion today. Didn’t I recently blog about this? I need to take a holiday from my holiday soon.

I’ve been spending a lot of time contemplating some rather personal things, some around relationships and therefore not safe blogging material! I imagine I will have time on the train to write, but not sure if I’ll be able to upload anything from Tibet due to the Chinese quarantine. My health is good, and my spirit is as well, just a bit tired. I have been putting the familiar pressure on myself to make progress, whatever that means. Off I go…

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