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Day Two

September 11, 2008.

Rahil spent most of the day asking for cows and looking for sticks. Any donkeys that happened by were bonuses and enthusiastically shadowed (but not too closely). Dad and Rahil went for a stroll to the northern reaches of Changspa, a Leh neighborhood. In the late afternoon he and Mom and Dad went to Shey to feed fish ("Landy fish," as he called them, probably a reference to having seen his Uncle Landy throw a live fish).

For an 18-second video of Rahil feeding Landy fish, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-czit54AsU
First things first:  Look for more cows.
First things first: Look for more cows.
Visit the cattle office.
Visit the cattle office.
Spin the mani (large prayer wheel).
Spin the mani (large prayer wheel).
Amid some older stupas.
Amid some older stupas.
September sunflowers.
September sunflowers.
View from the Oriental Guest House courtyard.
View from the Oriental Guest House courtyard.
Another cow!
Another cow!
Whoa...
Whoa...
Donkeys seem a bit less intimidating.
Donkeys seem a bit less intimidating.
Discovering trees protected from nibbling goats
Discovering trees protected from nibbling goats
Irrational exuberance.
Irrational exuberance.
On the road just above Shanti Stupa.
On the road just above Shanti Stupa.
Ooh!  A zho!  (A yak hybrid.)
Ooh! A zho! (A yak hybrid.)
A wider view of the road above Shanti Stupa.
A wider view of the road above Shanti Stupa.
Shanti Stupa is in the background, on the right.
Shanti Stupa is in the background, on the right.
Back at the guest house.
Back at the guest house.
View of the Holy Fish Pond at Shey.
View of the Holy Fish Pond at Shey.
Anna, Rahil, Ravina, and Monisha.
Anna, Rahil, Ravina, and Monisha.