Saturday, June 05, 2010
Alexandra David Neel, the first western woman to explore Tibet. She was 55 when she reached Lhasa in 1924, disguised as a Tibetan pilgrim because it was illegal for any foreigner to cross into Tibet. She and her "adopted" son/young lama Yongden, journeyed to places never seen by a Western person. I am reading her travel memoir called, My Journey to Lhasa. Google her...absolutely amazing, inspiring, quite literally a trail-blazer.