This set is a collection of the noodles I have eaten during my travels. Behind each bowl of noodle is the person who prepares it and the place where it is served. Reach beyond the noodle and you will discover many interesting places and unique characters!
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In October 2007, I trekked the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. It is the most unforgettable two weeks I have had in my life. Lacking trekking experiences and proper clothings and gears, I somehow survived the 2 weeks of constant battles with the forces of nature. The trek started at Besisahar (800m), going counter-clockwise up to the highest point at Thorung La Pass (5416m), and then down to Jomsom (2800m). The trek took 14 days from Besisahar to Jomsom, where I took a flight (on a 19-passenger twin turboprop plane) back to Pokhara.
In September 2007, I hopped on a local bus in SW China and began a six-day, multi-bus journey on the the ancient Tea & Horse caravan route. The destination is Lhasa, Tibet. This Tea & Horse route that winds through deep gorges and canyons, though extremely treacherous, is stunningly beautiful.
Legend had that the Buddhist master Guru Rinpoche (蓮花生) from the 8th century had spent several years mediating in a cave in Tibet. The cave became a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhist but thankfully it is still off-the-beaten-track.