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- Tibet 1988
- Bhutan 2007
including trek (1996); entry overland from West
Bengal (1999); visit to remote festival (2004); countrywide tour
(2007); visit to festival in central Bumthang district (2013); visit to
the Haa valley, festivals in Bumthang (2016); countrywide journey &
remote festival (2019). Pre-2005 (when the rules were relaxed), granted
government permission to enter temples, including Taktsang, normally forbidden to
& Mandalay (1998); extensive tour including Bagan, Mandalay, Inle
Kyaingtong, Mrauk U, Kyaiktiyo (2002).
Visit including Phnom Penh, the
temples of Angkor & Tonlé Sap lake (1998).
20 trips since 1984, including
railway journeys & two long overland drives, visiting, amongst
others, Beijing, Chengde, Chengdu, Daofu, Foshan, Ganzi, Guangzhou,
Kanding, Lanzhou, Luhuo, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shaoxing, Xi'an,
Xiaogang, Xining, Ya'an, Zhaoqing
Took parties of students to China annually 1992-97.
Visits 2002/10/11/12 & annually 2014 onwards (except 2019)
Extensive visits 1974, 1984/87/89,
1992/93/94. Shorter visits 2003/04/06/08/10/11/12/13/15/16/17/18.
Long road journey Delhi, Amritsa,
Dharamsala, Manali, Leh (Ladakh) & Srinagar (Kashmir) (1990);
of Bengal & Sikkim (1999); tour of Ladakh, Bengal & Sikkim
(2005); visit to Tamil Nadu (2008).Long
rail/road/air journey Delhi, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Sarnath,
Kushinagar, Dharamsala & McLeod Ganj (2009). Long air/road journey
Delhi, Guwahati, Tezpur, Bomdila, Dirang, Tawang (2011); Long road
journey Chandigarh, Shimla, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Dalhousie,
McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala (2014). Annual
Yuletide/New Year visits to Bombay
1993 onwards (except Kerala in 1995/6).
Visit including boat trip down
Mekong river from Huay Kai to Pakbeng & Luang Prabang, visit
to Vientiane (1998).
Overland Kathmandu to Tibet (1988, 1992 & 1994); Kathmandu (1996); Kathmandu & Lumbini
Lhasa by air from Chengdu (1987);
overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa, via Tingri, Sakya, Shigatse, Gyantse
& Lake Yamdrok (1988); train from Lanzhou to Xining, visiting
overland to Lake Kokonor & train to Golmud (& back!) (1990);
Lake Manasarova & Mount
Kailas (1992); major overland journey
from Gongkar to Tsetang & Samye Gompa, Lhasa, Drak Yerpa caves,
Nagqu, through Kham, via Chamdo, to the Chinese border (1994).
Extensive visits 1973/75/78, 1986,
Visits to California (including drive
from San Diego - San Francisco),
Memphis TN (and train to) New
Orleans LA (including JazzFest
2005/06/08/09/10/13), Dallas TX & New York City (1981/88, 1991/93/97, 2000/02/03/05/06/07/08/09/10/12/13/15/19).
visiting Saigon, Hue, train
to Hanoi, & tour of NW including Dien Bien Phu & Sapa
extensive tour of South, Central & NE (2001); a 3000km journey S to N (2008).
Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta
& Gozo, Spain & Switzerland 1956 onwards, Malaysia (2002); Sri
Lanka (2000); Sweden (2006); Thailand (1998); Turkey (1996).
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