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Yak Butter & Black Tea: A Journey Into Forbidden China
Yak Butter Black Tea A Journey Into Forbidden China Author:Wade Brackenbury Wade Brackenbury never meant to get into trouble. He'd been raised to respect the law. But he had a wanderlust. He'd come to China to climb mountains, to lose himself in the strangeness of a different culture, to try something out of the ordinary before returning to Utah to settle down. — Then, in a restaurant in an out-of-the-way corner of south... more »western China, Wade met a charismatic French photojournalist named Pascal Szapu. Pascal needed an expert mountaineer. Wade wanted a challenge. The next day the two of them set out on what would become the adventure of a lifetime.
Pascal was searching for the Drung people, a dwindling minority said to live in an obscure valley in southern Tibet near the Burma border. Cut off from the rest of China by 20,000-foot mountains, accessible only when the snow melted in the high passes, forbidden to foreigners by suspicious Chinese government, no Westerner had been there in over a century.
The valley was only a few hundred miles away. Getting there would take them three years.« less