Friday, October 19, 2007


The animals that we saw up in the Himalaya? Yak Yak Yak Yak. Yes, not a lot of wildlife here, but a lot of yaks ...They are really a blessing for this corrugated piece of planet called Himalaya. They are really strong animals. They like to stay in the thin air. And here they are used for everything. The Sherpas load them as much as they can. Sometimes even too much ...And of course, here it is cold and far away for the middle east oil wells, the people figured out, that they can burn the daily production of the yaks. Yes, here people burn dungs in the stove. And believe me, they really work. And they don't even stink ...... and when the people up here is tired of their vegetarian Dhal Bhal Talcurry, they go for a yak stake. I didn't try it. Even if I am pretty easy going with the food, the way the Sherpas are carrying the yak meat didn't really meet my expectations. But apparently the crows liked it ...And of course they give also milk for a very good cheese. The car industry should really use the yak as a model ... I dream of cars that we can feed with grass, that can create something similar to the dung to warm up our winter days, that will give us food and that will be 100% biodegradable ... maybe I am just dreaming ... or maybe not. Thinking about it. Why do we need cars?

1 comment:

S. said...

Sounds (and looks) like a grand adventure. Thank you for taking us along. I've been learning more about Bhuddism lately. Appealing in a freeing sort of way.

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