We are pleased to share with you a guest post by Ellen Ebens, a Dutch world traveler with a unique perspective on Tibet, having made six Tibetan journeys between 1997 and 2013. Ellen generously walks us through the years, with a story that she brings vividly to life with her wonderful photos from high passes at Mount Kailash to monasteries and stunning Autumnal river valleys. Thank you, Ellen!
Tashi Delek. My name is Ellen and I’m from Holland. At the end of the 1980’s I started traveling, at first to European destinations. In 1990 I made my first trip outside Europe, to India and Nepal. For the first time I saw the Himalayas and made a short trek there. I became very much addicted to traveling. Since then each year I have made one or two far away journeys. I travel with group tours organized by Dutch travel agents, which is an easy way to travel. You can see a lot of things in a short period of about three to four weeks. Sometimes I book the tour together with a friend and sometimes I go alone. In 1997 I traveled for the first time to Tibet. Since then I have been back five times. I can truly say I’m addicted. Addicted to Tibet, the Tibetans, the Tibetan Buddhist culture and the Tibetan landscape.
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