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Matthew’s Yak 9/20

It’s been a strange past few days full of overwhelming sights, sounds, tastes, and emotions. Phyang has been so relaxing aside from my not feeling great; there is something about the mountains that makes me feel really secure. Watching the sunlight move over the mountains in the mornings and watching it recede in the evenings provides a calming sense of rhythm that I hadn’t expected.

In terms of culture shock, it hasn’t been as extreme as I expected. Delhi was overwhelming in the sense that I felt like I always had to be “on.” Its been such a change of pace to be in Ladakh, one that I wholeheartedly welcomed. All in all, I’m doing pretty well and am looking forward to the rest of my time on the subcontinent.