3 September (Sunday): Popcorn! (and walking)

First it appeared in the canteen at the Indian military base, then my student Pema Wangmo gave me some to bring home, and finally we found additional packets in the JC Store.

Popcorn designed for pressure cookers, packed in oil!

It was a great consolation for days of total internet outage–our response to which demonstrated deep addiction. James at least went for a hike almost all the way to Yonphula, passing a well-maintained chorten,

a small lakhang (monastery),

a ruined chorten

and the wall I had found earlier:

He also passed farms and farmers

and reached the manidhar a little below Yonphula:

We love the tops of the poles!