05 September 2014

Yaks and Sandalwood

postcard, india, yaks, barley
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Yaks used to be my favorite animals back when I was a kid. Perhaps I just liked the letter "y", which occurs only rarely in the German language. Backside text:
"Life in Ladakh
Ladakh (Land of high mountain passes) is a region of india in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state that lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the great Himalayas to the south. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influence by Tibetan culture.
The people are self-sufficient, resilient and exceedingly content. The harsh encironment greatly limits what can be grown. Barley is the staple crop. Seen in the picture are yaks tied around a pole in series walking in circles to separate barley grains from the chaff."

The stamp smells slightly of Sandalwood. It also has an interesting texture.

sandalwood, smell, elephant, texture

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