Month: Jul 2012

Some reasons why I like the Himalayas

Its back to Ladakh and these are some of my reasons... [caption id="attachment_1774" align="aligncenter" width="438"] the landscapes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1756" align="aligncenter" width="438"] the prayer flags[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1758" align="aligncenter" width="438"] the people: Ladakhis, Lahualis, Spitians, Tibetans[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1757" align="aligncenter" width="400"] the sublime cycling opportunities[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1765" align="aligncenter" width="438"] the sustainable livelihood practices[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1766" align="aligncenter" width="438"] the dogs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1773" align="aligncenter" width="438"] the villages[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1767" align="aligncenter" width="438"] the high altitude flowers[/caption]…

Cycling with Himalayan Hounds – fundraiser for Funda Nenja, township dog-training initiative

[caption id="attachment_1730" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Funda Nenja roughly translates from isiZulu to “learning with the dog” and that about sums up what an enthusiastic group of people are doing in Mpophomeni just outside Howick. Every Friday afternoon sees a gathering of about 10 volunteers and 65 dogs with their handler -children coming together to share interspecies and multicultural communication.The idea is to develop respect and compassion for all living things by…