Wednesday, December 2, 2015


#hotspring #temple #dharmsala #india #friends #enjoyinglife #instapic #instatravel #instalifo #dudebackpacking 

An update of sorts, though mostly photo's. 

It's odd, when I report here it's mostly to report a hot spring falling victim to private control ...

Luckily on the Indian continent private control is still beyond the horizon ... 
Bhutan, Nepal follow, above India.

Ending the hike with a traditional #hotstonebath #herbsaregoodforyou #hikingbuddies #bestfriends #ravebuddiesforlife #adventuresinbhutan [leaves] [footprints] [herb] 
Not a bad place to put the feet up after a day of trekking 🏔🇳🇵 #AnnapurnaFoothills #NaturalHotSprings #JhinuDanda  

Then that news on developments, probably less desirable. 
Singapore's Straittimes (Oct. 11): 
'The city of Chongqing in China is hot, and not just because of its spicy food - the area is also famed for its hot springs'.
What follows are a short description of Chongqing's sights as well as going on about the acclaimed Banyan Tree hot spring. 

Yesterday was my lucky day. Bumped into a hot spring! Hot water flowing out of the rocks. Just me. Enjoying. In the rain. Life can be good! #hotspring #purenature #jiawa #sichuan #china #adventure #luckyday #travel #travelbybike #travelgram 
Meanwhile not so far away (May 5) notes the construction of a hot spring resort: 
'Ruff Well Water Resort by Shanghai studio Aim Architecture is a 2.4-hectare spa retreat located around a series of hot springs at the foot of Luo Fu Shan, a mountain range in Sichuan Province, China'. 
Of course top notch style, though the photo's reveal a suspect missing of human beings ...

Lucky I can still share these natural soaking photo's ...

Truly one and the only, this natural hot spring resort. #underthesnowmountain #hotspring #natural #snowmountain 

Sunday, September 6, 2015


To start off this photo post, let's see what recent pictures were published from the former Soviet republic. To start with current day Russia and the many hot springs surrounding the Baikal lake, Siberia. This being Zaibaikal:

#hotsprings #lakebaikal #russia #siberia #friends #howmanypeoplefitinonetub #rudelbumsinrussland #nature #baikalsee
In the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, this peculiar hot spring, a must-see of every off the trodden path tourist, source.
KAZAKHSTAN, BAIKONUR : People cool off in a hydrosulfuric spring at the bank of the Syr Darya river in Kazakhstan’s city of Baikonur, near the well-known Russian leased cosmodrome, on August 29, 2015. The temperature in the city reached 29 degrees celsius. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

Car wash
Heading more to the south, Mongolia and Tibet:

Mongolia!!! Paradise 

 Many of the nearby hills were covered in prayer flags, as are almost all the hills in this part of the world. Nearby is the Northern Sichaun-Tibet Highway. Along the highway is Darjay Gompa, an important monastery that seemed like all the other monasteries to me. The dirt roads had Tibetan horsemen, roaming groups of village children (“I love you America!”) and monks on motorcycles. 
There is a small hot-spring with lukewarm water on the other side of a river from Talam Khang. There are always ten or more people there, taking baths and chatting and a nearby shop sells alcohol. Ana was hesitant to get into the water in the almost entirely naked man-infested pool. There was trash all around the edges – though almost all Tibetan people live off the land, they could hardly be seen as environmental stewards, the addiction to producing garbage has afflicted them, too. They drive their motorbikes and cars everywhere. It isn’t strange to see them herding yaks on motorbike, honking and whipping at them in the mountain grasslands, their campsites strewn with empty bottles and instant noodle packaging.
At night I went for a beer at the warm springs and was sitting on a rock with the Germans. A man drove his jeep right into the pool and started washing the mud off of it just a couple feet from us.
 objevily jsme horké prameny!
Somewhere on the Tibetan plateau, source

The Dezhong hot spring, Lhasa, Tibet, source

Wild and free
Then on to the Himal proper: later Nepal. 
From India comes this photo entry from ramblingwiththerickshaws, a thoroughly enjoyable and different experience of India.

 I never thought smelling like sulfur would become such a memorable and special experiment and although I am fully clothed the rest of the time here in India, going wild and free will always have a special meaning meaning for me, especially in the Himalayas.
This hot tub is acceptable. #nepal #chame #yodo #yolo #yolohomo #rkon #rkoi #hottubbin #hottub #hotsprings #annapurnacircuit #annapurna #annapurnasanctuary @eyes_without_a_face_369 - 
Monsoon season is already here in the Philippines, despite the summer heat. Don't know why, but it made me think of this place. After a tiring and hot second day on the Tamang Heritage Trail, we finally made it to the village of Tatopani. And this was our reward - a relaxing and steamy bath in the village's hot spring with a view of the Himalayas. At night it rained and hailed. But it was quite warm inside the dining hall. A bad Nepali (or maybe it was Indian) drama tv show being watched by the village children made us laugh and entertained us throughout the night. I miss trekking in Nepal. // Tatopani, Tamang Heritage Trail, Nepal

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

At a high

Top of the world
What follows are those hot springs located in and around Lhasa, Tibet's capital which were originally in another posting, but changes / changes.

Superlatives are used to describe the hot spring of Yangbajing (or alternatively Yangpachen) located in Doilungdeqen county, 87 km north of Lhasa. And arguably one of Tibet's most well-known.
This in part is due to access; the hi-speed railroad to Lhasa passes here and there is a station, enable dieembakation. Even Micheal Pailin made it here, so why not join in?

The Yangbajing springs are massive and are stated  to be the highest altitude springs in the world.
Included as one of the World's Most Amazing Hot Springs, this site is less direct:
'The Yangbajing hot springs field is at an altitude of 4290–4500 m which makes it the highest altitude set of hot springs in China, and possibly the world'.
(Btw, Conumdrum hot springs (CO) are the highest in North America at 3,400m while Boliva's Termas de Polques hot springs are notched at 4,400 (close ...)).

Others have included Yangbajing as one of the 10 Coolest Places to Swim, which seems a bit odd; though the temperature may be cold, the water is hot.

'Hot spring bath at 4600m'.
By Zuzi Griffiths. Though electricity was won since the 1970's, these pools were only filled in 1998 (1).

The Yangbajing hot springs field is extensive. It apparently covers a large area (40 km2, no less, though wikipedia notes 20-30 km2) and besides including the bathing complex (see photo) and geysers, it is also a source for geothermal energy, enough to sustain half of Lhasa so is learnt. I even managed to find an internet entry on Duoji, claimed to be the expert driving the geothermal power project of Yangbajing.

The uniqueness is further demonstrated with this tale of it's existence (from Magic (!) Tibet:
'It was said that long time ago, before the sky and the earth was separated, the whole world was in total darkness. People living at the foot of Mt. Nyainqntanglha were suffering. One day, a golden phoenix flied to the area, determined to create brightness by sacrificing itself. It threw one of its bright eyes onto the ground. A fairy caught the eye, and then a bright lamp arose in the air. Snow capped peaks of Mt. Nyainqntanglha appeared; grassland like huge carpet emerged; happiness came into Tibetan people. However, a greedy man near Yangbajing coveted the lamp. He took a witch man’s idea to sharpen his hatred into an arrow to shoot the lamp. The lamp was broken then, the pieces of the lamp dropped onto the ground, turning into hot springs and burned the man to his end. People said that the hot springs were the fairy’s tears'.
Rabbit writes on clickandrender an expansive piece on Yangbajing including many photo's.

The aforementioned wikipedia reference mentions that the hot springs bathing site goes by the neme of Holy Medical Spring Resort which
'... has both two indoor swimming pools and one outdoor swimming pool'. 
You dog?
The Dezong hot spring (Maizhokunggar county) contrasts greatly with the prior featured hot spring. 
Devoid of development, the setting is rustic and accompanying this is the fact that it's mostly frequented by locals whose disregard for formal attire provides outsiders (surprise, surprise mostly males) with a carte blanche to highlight their possible ultimate dreams.

For instance, this website states the following:
'The hot spring pool is divided into two zones-male pool and female pool. Though a flaw on the wall separating the pool, nobody would peep for lust-people there are quite pure.
Man and women bathing together with just a low stone wall between Bubbe bath and medical-worth are another TWO characters of Dezong Hot Spring. Somestimes, local pet dogs are lying by the pool 'appreciating' the naked tourists.'
What a load of info. Tibetan's have no lust? Local dogs do? Or do they really appreciate naked tourists?'s dogs appreciating?

While discussing Dezong (sometimes spelt as Dezhong), China Service Mall asks the following question:
'Is there anywhere else you can bathe in curative, calcite and tussilago-infused waters while gazing upon the most rugged, photogenic landscapes on the planet?'
That seems a weird question, when there are more than 1000 other similar hot springs and the first randomly chosen hot spring featured on this site acclaims to the same!
They continue with the description of the hot spring:
'The Dezong Hot Springs are arranged in simple, rustic fashion, divided into a men's pool, above, and a women's pool, below. 40° C, jade-colored spring waters cascade 20 meters into the resort's pools'.
There was evidence that bathing in Dezong has been taking place for over 1400 years, which must be something of a record.

One of the more difficult factors when researching hot springs in Tibet is the lack of info foremost and the general confusement concerning the name. Often referred to as Tidrum (or Tirdum, Tridum, Tridom, Dedrom, Drigong) hot spring I believe may well be the same as the above. Pictures though are not conclusive. Experience though in both seems great.

'This is a view from the outside of the hot springs at Tidrum Nunnery'.

'Tidrum Nunnery was home to a hot spring. ...And not just any hot spring. These pools were world class. Gently carbonated, just over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, open to the stars—they don’t get much better than that. Joining eight or ten naked, intoning pilgrims, my attitude about the guest house quickly shifted. What at first seemed like a hardship post was in fact heaven.
My springmates stopped chanting long enough to warn me away from the patch of nettles growing along one edge of the pool. One part of me knew I shouldn’t stay too long, but another part was loving it enough to consider settling in until I simply moved on to my next life and could let my body be taken down the road for a proper sky burial.
After about fifteen minutes I looked up at the lone decoration, a framed photograph of a monk. Someone tried explaining the significance of the picture. Or perhaps he was telling me that my formerly white skin was looking lobster-like. I chose to see the one-way conversation as a sign that it was time to go. My sleep wasn’t half bad'.
Elsewhere Tibetwildyakadventures states:
'Concrete free, these hot springs are truly curative and relaxing. Men and women have separate bathrooms for changing. The best part is the fee. If things haven't changed when you go, it's only 5RMB per person to enjoy the hot springs and the nunnery is free. Some nunneries will offer free accommodations in certain circumstances. Whatever you do, don't get rushed by your driver or guide. This is a place to relax, forget about your watch and soak up the healing waters'.
Hillbilly hollar even introduces us to the aspect of professional soakers:
'Many professional soakers from all over Tibet come and stay for days. A room will cost you $5, and if you can't speak the language than it will be an instant noodle night for you. There is plenty of hot water'.
Where does one apply?

The men's pool at Tidrum by Jill and John. Most probably taken by John:
'To me it was just a lovely hot soak on a cool afternoon'.
More recent info, the Shambhala Serai Tirdom hotel recently opened up and describes itself as a spa / hotel:
'Shambhala Source has 18 rooms overlooking the canyon ravine, hot springs and meditation caves. Six “Tantric space suites” are two-story accommodations with a bathroom featuring a hot spring tub on the first floor with seating, and bedroom with private balcony overlooking the ravine on the second floor. Six other rooms are standard size and also feature a hot spring in the bath. Six more rooms have unsurpassed views over the canyon but no hot spring water directly in the room. All guests may use the open hot spring pool which all rooms overlook'.
A tripadvisor review:
'We stayed 2 nights here. It's a beautiful spot in a river gorge and has mens and womens hot spring pools which are great if your are not too modest. Rooms are marginally clean enough and hot water was no problem. Service was weak and no one speaks English. The restaurant food can generously be described as simple but adequate. Not a great place but probably much better than monastery guesthouse alternatives'.
Aerial View
Shambhala by redcapitalbeijing

Xungbara Qu gets one mention, that as a mini-hot spring in Doilungdeqen county (1).
The mini part lies in the lower temperature possibly. However drinking this water cures stomach aches and skin diseases, bathing stops itches. The same single source mentions that the curative qualities of the water has lead to the establishment of a pharmaceutical plant nearby
'... which are making good profits'.
Extensive search resulted in another find, Qusang hot spring of Doilungdeqen county. Or is it Quisang, Qui sang, Qub sang, Qusan or even Chu sang? Possibly the Qu could also refer to the Xungbara Qu of above. Geoinfo adds:
'Qubsang Qucain is a hot spring(s) and is located in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 4551 metres. Variant forms of spelling for Qubsang Qucain or in other languages: Qubsang Qucain (bo), Qiusang Qucan (zh), 邱桑曲灿 (zh), Qiusang Qucan, Qubsang Qucain, qiu sang qu can, 邱桑曲灿'.
Whatever, I did find this recent web text elaborating on the bathing habits at Qusang:
'Women were all wrapped in thick padded gowns and waiting outside. They just cared about when they could have a bath and paid little heed to us. When it's the time for women to take the baths, and no male are allowed to come into the hot spring. Males and females bathe in 6-hour turns and a bell notifies them when it's time to switch'.
Just one of the three photo's of Qusang hot spring. No subtitle.

The website from which the photo above stems from, has a photo essay entitled
'西藏神奇的裸浴温泉 [Tibet's magic nude bath spa]'
Qusang would be Tibetan for quality water (source) which makes more sense.
Other info includes the fact that this hot spring is only 60 km from Lhasa.

Less info on more springs
Other hot springs in Maizhokunggar county are Paoshang and Riduo. Riduo seems to have certain unknown qualities:
'... is famous for its magic water functions which can improve people's health, beautify skin and adjust blood pressure'
as this website claims. 
But there's more:
'The water temperature at the spring source of Riduo can reach as high as 81C, but in spite of that, there is a harmless little worm living in the water which the locals call "holy worms".
In Rutog village, Maizhokunggar county, one can find the Rutog hot spring!
'[Rutog] is famous for its magic water functions which can improve people's health, beautify skin and adjust blood pressure. Endless visitors and believers come to the hotspring every day for bathing and pilgrim'.
This quote though seems to have partially disappeared from the internet, at least the latter part.
What I did find was that Rutog's springs now are directed to a bottling plant.

Purku hot spring is another hot spring most probably located in Lhasa, the reference at least refers to Nyemo, a county in Lhasa prefecture. This article sums up the hot spring as follows:
'The hot spring is in valley with lofty mountains rising to the sky on both sides. The Yarlung Zangbo River is compressed into a narrow curve at this point. There are many hot springs. On the opposite bank of the river is Tare Village, and there are several hot springs on the cliffs to the west of the village, where villagers have hollowed out several stone pits for people to bathe in winter. Purku Hot Spring is on northern bank of the river with the water temperature of 70 degrees Centigrade, too hot to bathe directly'.
Complete with pictures.
With probably the same hot spring, the book Tibetan Voices: A traditional memoir (Harris, 1996) reference is made of hot springs in Nyemo: 
'In Nyemo there is a very nice river where you could bathe in the winter. Along the banks were some places where you could dig down and the hole would fill up with hot water from an underground spring'.
Thus wraps up this intro to soaking in Tibet and highlighting a few of many of Tibet's hot springs. In the above one must note that the sources used may not always be correct; be it concerning the name of the hot spring or the location.

(1) refers to the anonymous publication entitled Travel Guide to Tibet of China, published in 2003 by China International Press.
Harris, B. (1996) Tibetan Voices: A traditional memoir. Eds: H. Wardle , B. Harris, I. Marrs, C.S. Koller. Pomegranate, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Friday, July 10, 2015

With a view

A couple of  photo's to beathe some fresh air in the blog.

Hot spring with a view of the Himalayas emoji // Tatopani Village, Tamang Heritage Trail, Nepal #nepaliloveyou

Soaking in the hot spring
Jhinu hot spring, Nepal from puncturesandpanniers

Then over the mountains to Sichuan's Qamdo region, the first following photo picked up from Facebook, a soak in Kangding.

'Filming, playback over yak meat pizza, and impromptu natural hot springs, Tibet'.

If you made it to Dangling you deserve to have a bath at the local hot-springs. Do not think anything fancy, expect the real thing.
They are located in two areas, the first one at Benmu (‘fire bath‘ in Tibetan), rich in sulphur. The other site is at Kabu (‘grassland bath‘), surrounded obviously by grassland. The two springs are approximately 4 kilometres south of the Dangling village, the water level is the same all year round and the water close to the source can reach up to 75 degrees Celsius.
In winter, the enjoyment only gets better as you take the pleasure of bathing in the warm spring water meanwhile you indulge in the snow’s winter scenery.

еще одно святое место-горячие источники кхирганги (2850м) вода прозрачнейшая)греюсь☺️потом-пуховик и шерстяные носки)
amaaask#himachal #himalaya #kheerganga #hotspring
Over to India's Himal section, above the ever photogenetic Kheerganga, below Tattapani.
Hot natural springs in Tattapani near Shimla...The healing power of this spring attracts visitors from all over India. The high mineral content of the spring offer unique benefits for the skin ad entire body-mind system. Let's dip our bodies into natural hot paradise! Plan your trip to Himalayas and enjoy hot springs with #nomadaytravel #shimla #tattapani #hotsprings #himanchal #minerals #relax #healingpower #bath #nature #instalike #instapic #mountains #river #sutlej #peace #woman 
Traveling couchsurfers Kirin, Ben and Tom take a dip in a hot spring bed found in the Pamir Mountains [of Tajikistan] in Jawshargor.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Ждём лётной погоды! emoji Waiting for helicopter!
On Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. Source

Common people?
Development related news for parts of the region.

As of yet there are no mentions made of changes in Nepal's hot springs due to the recent devastating seismic activities. 
It can be expected. I did hear that bear the epicenter of the first earthquake, some of the natural springs had discontinued.

#hotsprings #freezingriver #natural #swimmingfullyclothed #nepal #abc #annapurnabasecamp #trekking #travel #latergram #tb #myfootlookslikeronalds
Jhinu hot spring still in working condition, source.

Meanwhile there's no end in sight to China's thirst for upscale soaking. The most recent addition comes from Sheraton who are opening another hot spring related hotel in Yunnan (, Jan. 3):
'Located close to the borders with Myanmar and Laos, Sheraton Xishuangbanna Hotel offers 326 rooms and suites, all equipped with balconies offering views of the surrounding forest.
Facilities include three restaurants (international, Chinese and Thai), a lobby bar, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a business centre, fitness centre, spa and its own on-site hot springs, with six indoor and outdoor sulphur pools.
Guests can choose to soak in the hot springs, explore the rainforest, immerse themselves in the local cultures and customs of Dai minority groups residing near the hotel, or take a bike ride to see the millennium-old Pu’er tree,” said the hotel’s general manager, Damian Chua'.
Elsewhere in Yunnan I recently came across this while doing research for this blog. It's another of those some weird and strange pictures. The following comes from the Yongning hot spring, northern Yunnan and what's happening here?

The new one where we went has a collective basin share in two parts one for women one for men, just separated by an enormous wooden beam,. It's open air so it is very pleasant.
When we ask to go to the collective bath the owner is surprised and refuses by saying to us "lao bai xin" what wants to say "common people" what in his eyes we are not!
The caption makes nothing clearer, but it certainly looks like the tourist is the odd one out for a change ... 

A recent article on research as towards soaking on Sakhlain  and Kuril islands, (far eastern Russia) has concluded that there's a lot of good in soaking, but enthusiasm needs to be tempered, this is still an area nearly dropped off the map ...
But not for the soaking enthusiasts in the accompanying photo:  

That said, below a what older photo from a Kamchatka expedition (source), mental and social health is certainly OK, don't know about the smoking. Caption reads translated as :
Bath of natural origin. In this cup flows over a rock hot water, so you can bask in even severe frost.
 Ванна естественного происхождения. В эту чашу стекает по скале горячая вода, так что нежиться здесь можно даже в лютые морозы.

An article (Tribune, Apr. 9) on Chitral hot spring, Lotkoh valley in Pakistan:
'Many find the water too hot to even touch, let alone take a dip in. As a solution, locals have built public bathrooms within the vicinity where the spring water can be mixed with cooler water, said another visitor, Mohammad Jamil. “People bathe using this water for five to 10 minutes and then sit for the next 10 to 30 minutes in a warm room as it is advised not to step out in the open immediately.”
People who have indulged say they feel “fresh” afterward; some go as far as saying the water has magical characteristics which has relieved them from fatigue'.
A blog article on Maharashtra's hot springs with this photo:

 The pond for men...
It describes stumbling on this hot spring:
'We were in for a complete surprise when we reached the small village which housed the lake. In fact, there was no lake at all. However, what we discovered was this lovely hot water spring called Rajvade. An old woman from the village saw us as two lost wanderers and decided to take us around to the our destination. She spoke only Marathi and we spoke none, so our conversations were fun; all she could figure out was that we were strange people from Pune :)'
Finally, recent unrest in Tibet explained (Tibet Post, May 5) as locals of Awong (Gonjo county) oppose developing a hot spring. Amongst their other complaints that is, as the development of a hot spring is lead to believe to be a pretext for mining a sacred mountain..
"On April 2nd, the local government told all the people of the village that there were plans to convert the natural geyser water near the mountain into hot spring baths," the sources told the TPI.
"Locals agreed to the plan, understanding that the project could attract many tourists and generate income," the sources also said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Many locals were injured in the struggle, many of which refused treatment from the government hospital, instead going to private hospitals'.

Back to India, recent news is that the country is in the grips of a heatwave; not so for these fellas:
Wash your spirit clean in a warm bathing pool at Kheer Ganga. #hotsprings #holy #religion #mountains #snow #winter #himachalpradesh #himachal #india #kullu #parvativalley #kheerganga #water #instatravel #love #nature #beautiful #instaindia #spirit #wanderlust #wanderer #outdoors #explore #travel

Sunday, March 15, 2015


Time for another photo overview of just how pretty and unique the natural hot springs of the Himalaya are. 

Let's start off with a hot spring not highlighted in the Himachal Pradesh, India posting. Kangra district  has hidden a number of hot springs. Kevinhaas has a blog entry on the village of Ladwara with this picture on what are essentially lesser known hot springs:

The town has several warm springs along the river with small temples and sites of morning bathing and washing...

Furthermore from this part of India are the following:

#oldshots #manikaran #manali #holybath #hotwaterspring 

Skipping Nepal briefly one ends up in the former kingdom of Sikkim, another part of the world hooked on soaking. And by the looks of it, recording it on yer mobile!

#Buddhist #pilgrims #bath @ #Khadosangphuk #hotspring in the #west of #Sikkim #state #northeast of #India #asia #people #faith #love #peace #kindness #buddhism #prayer #flag #travel #igasia #everydayasia 
Throw back emoji️ #hotspring #borong #southsikkim emoji️ 

A couple of too many photo's from Nepal need to be shared!
Tatopani Hot Springs   
These natural hot springs are said to contain ancient healing powers. The feeling of immersing ourselves in these hot waters after a long day's hiking was the best remedy!  
Chilime hot spring, or Tatopani, high up in the Himals close to the Tibetan border. From the photoblog on the Tamang trail by man vs map

Not so far away, on yer way to and from Langtang there's a hot spring to be discovered near Lama hotel as napo b live discover:

We spent the afternoon camping by the hot spring, reading,  talking and blessing this place. We cooked some noodles at the camp then went down to the sulphur hot spring, where in the afternoon I diverged some water to a large stone and mud hole. We set up candles and ate chocolate and watched the moon appear over the mountainside. 
Unlike hot springs near volcanos, our 'TATOPANIS' r user-friendly but not properly developed. See the difference 
And who says soaking is not socializing? 
Well not always, on yer way to Annapurna base camp top off yer trek at Jhinu's riverside hot spring:

Day 4. Yesterday we passed by natural #HotSprings, the temperature inside +30, outside 15. It's an amazing place, which made us relax a little. Now we are at 3200 m. snow everywhere and its f*cking freezing... emoji it's a kind of hard track started for us emoji#Nepal

Further eastwards, locals in Bhutan prefer the ultra social soaking solution!

A 7 hour road trip on windy, dusty, bumpy roads, freezing overnight wild camping with a small Himalayan black bear roaming around the campsite and a short hike to join half of Bhutan at Gasa Hotsprings! #gasa #hotsprings #bhutan #everydayasia #EverydayEverywhere 

Can't fully locate the next one, it's probably on the upper reaches of the Mekong (Chinese refer to this as Lancangjiang), well into Tibet. Looks neat ...!

A Han tourist enjoys himself in a hot-spring pool beside the Lancangjiang river at a resort in#Tibet #China #曲孜卡 #温泉 #盐井 #芒康 #TheChangingTibet

Perfect end
Then hopping over the mountains back west, we end up in Tajikistan's Wakhan valley.

Goats on the road
'It was the perfect end to the perfect day in the Pamirs'.

Enough of gina, time for some guy time for me. At the Bibi Fatima hot springs in Tajikistan! #sexypose #hotspring #travel #tajikistan #centralasia #footprintsacrossasia #travelmadedifferent #ssbd #wakhan