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Bringingitallbackhome.co.uk is now Silk Road Gallery!

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Bringingitallbackhome.co.uk is now Silk Road Gallery!

We have a new website to go with our new store - and we hope you like it

We're the same people, Peter and Kay, with the same ethos. If you knew the old site you'll find all your favourites here and you'll find it's much easier to navigate your way around.

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The Silk Road: Pangong Tso and Changtang

Changtang Himalaya Ladakh Leh Merak Pangong Tso Travel Diary

The Silk Road: Pangong Tso and Changtang

Shadows are lengthening by the time we arrive and it promises to be a cold night. The people here look more Tibetan than Ladakhi, faces are broad with sunburnt red cheeks and Tibetan eyes.

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Images from the Silk Road

Himalaya Ladakh Leh Travel Diary

Images from the Silk Road

Leh is an old trading town on the Silk Road that linked India with the Chang Tang and Tibet to the east, Kashmir, the passes of the Karakoram mountains and central Asia to the north and west. Before the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1949, caravans came down from the north loaded with wool and salt to be traded for cottons, silks and spices coming up from India.

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The Silk Road - 12th Century Buddhist Art

Buddha Statues Himalaya Ladakh Leh Travel Diary Trekking in Ladakh

The Silk Road - 12th Century Buddhist Art

Ladakh - Little Tibet! Good to be back in Leh with its friendly greeting of "Jullay!". Or even Jullay, jullay, jullay. As many jullays as you like, a delightful word meaning hello, goodbye, please etc. Ladakh is sandwiched between Kashmir and Tibet, it's mostly Buddhist with a Muslim population in the towns of Leh and Padum.

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The Silk Road - Return to Ladakh

Buddha Statues Himalaya Ladakh Leh Travel Diary

The Silk Road - Return to Ladakh

Inauspicious starts to our trip to Ladakh Chinese and Indian troops had a stone throwing altercation on the shores of Pangong Tso, the lake that is partly in India and partly in disputed Chinese control after the border war in the 1960's. This is the region we intend to visit in a couple of weeks. Then I badly stubbed my little toe, broken or bruised the treatment is the same: painkillers and elevated leg position, not ideal for a couple of weeks trekking. I'm hoping for bruised only, currently it's a blackish colour. Thirdly, our guide Stanzin has emailed that...

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