We were visiting a Tibetan monastery in Shangri-La in China’s Yunnan province. Nearly a thousand monks study Tibetan Buddhism at the monastery. The holy men were very friendly. They offered us a sniff of the tobacco the monastery grows. After the guys in our party had all inhaled a bit of the tobacco a grinning monk insisted I do so as well. What an eye-watering experience!
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