Our first time meeting w/ Ani Palmo, a nun that has dedicated her life to public service and advocating for equality for female nuns. A truly inspiring person.
Photos taken at / leaving the Ladakhi Heart Foundation. Leh, Ladakh, India.
Made health department connections for the Tobacco Control project.
The view from my bathroom window, Shanti Stupa.
cold showers suck.
crossing a not-so-sturdy bridge over a rocky gorge outside the city of Leh.
check out my sweet zip-tie plastic water bottle contraption!
Photos of the Masjid in the main Bazaar, and a Buddhist temple located just down the street. Leh is predominantly Muslim and Buddhist. There are, however, sizable Hindu, Sikh, and Christian populations.
Quick Photoset from my first day in Leh.
I ended up meeting with the lead organizers from the YLBA, peep the story in a future post.
The migrant worker situation here is interesting. As with most cities undergoing rapid development, there is a strong migrant workforce here. They come from Bihar, Manali, Kargil, and as far away as Nepal. More on this, and the implications of unfettered construction in Ladakh in an upcoming post.