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Himalaya

Day 90: Longwa

Michael Palin - HimalayaSquatting on stools around him and lit only by flickering firelight is gathered a cross-section of mountain people, who seem to be from a completely different world. Most have red shawls thrown over bare shoulders and round their waists are aprons, held in place by belts made of bamboo cane. Some have bones in their hair and through their ears and small bronze skulls hanging from a necklace. These represent the heads that man has taken.

They grin vaguely at us as our purpose is explained.

'BBC. Journey round the Himalaya.'

But none of it's going in. They're all completely rat-arsed.
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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Himalaya
  • Chapter: Day 90: Longwa
  • Country/sea: India
  • Place: Longwa
  • Book page no: 210

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