One of my favourite topics is road quality. Anything I had seen up to this point paled into insignificance! OMG!! At home 95% of the road would be 4WD only and 75% of it closed as unsafe. Yet here in Tibet the local cars, buses, motorbikes etc pass up and down constantly! It was such an interesting contrast to the impressive tunnel region engineering that one had to wonder what it was all about!
The highlight of the day’s driving was finding a traditional nomadic family living in a yak hair tent. Each panel takes many years to weave – incredible workmanship! We stopped for tea – with yak milk – and despite trepidation, it wasn’t bad! Certainly didn’t fit in the ‘rancid and hairy’ bracket I was warned about. 🙂