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The Tsangpo river has not been explored until the 1990's and then not without loss of experienced expert lives.


    If you are going to take a trip with a bring-back in mind, then you want to have a target. That target item type should be something romantic. It should have good conversation value to tell the story of your trip, without a long explanation or travel log. So, what, you may ask, do people who can take a trip without giving it a second thought usually bring back? At the top of the list is hand made blankets (Africa) and tribal rugs (Afganistan and Persia areas), MesoAmerican micromosaics (southern North America) and leather goods (Mexico). Rum (Jamaica), Nazi memorabilia and unearthed items (Germany) coffee and cocoa, medical plant extracts (South America) and tailored suits (Hong Kong), music related and fiction, health and science books (England).

    Examples of what NOT to bring back are lengthy and more like numerology. Anthing that looks like a gift, or that might end up being one. Such as stringed instruments (they're everywhere in Greece along with masks). Instead buy some spices or wine, but sample them first. Pottery can be reproduction, but some pottery such as Egyptian styles do not bring any real money in America when you go to resell them. This is because the ancient Egyptian potteries can not be differentiated from a good modern reproduction. They sell to tourists trying to get just that romantic something I am writing about. If the pottery shows substantial hand crafting and colors, it MAY be ok, but again, the tried and true turquoise of Mesoamerica has the color that people are drawn to best in retail environments - blue. Retailers also have found that the psychology of searching romantic artifacts is enhanced by scents. Buying perfume in France, for instance, would in fact be a classic expample of a shopping expedition that will not likely be regretted. Because of space, I will end this line or descriptions by saying you should remember you can get 'shopped out'. Save your impluse buying power - you will need it when you finally do come across the right item at the right time that is still in the hands of the right local seller.

    And then, do NOT give in to the urge to add to previous collections, luggage, existing decor schemes, coins, maps or your personality type as the major justification to purchase. Remember it must have that travel romance pizzaz and THAT is rare and takes preparation to guide yourself to. If I travel with you as a guide, I will likely keep a scrap book of natural photos, architectual, people photos, and sport photos and food receipes. These are the major souvenirs everywhere in the world. I can fill an entire wall using digital cameras that do not take film. But that is not a job you want to give yourself as you do walking tours on a vacation. If I do a wall for you it would include receipes, some people photos, some natural history, back battered stonework ; a good mix. Please don't think it a rant, but if you read the next section if gives background information on what is considered 'romantic'. The word romantic itself comes from the battered back arch stonework that the roman empire is often credited with using to consctuct so much large aquatic supply lines, plumbing and theators. While this building technique does in fact pre-date the romans, it is who makes the biggest effort that history remembers, especially if it helps solve or remediates the social problem I am about to explain about all cultures.

    These pages contain a lot of information about the problems of over-regulation by central government and also ancient societys. As this is being written, Summer 2012, the skyline of Washington DC if filled with skycranes, building more living and work spaces for regulators. The work rule in America these days require more experience to get paid more, and then those jobs give you impossible to do assignments. The unemployment rate in Washington DC is a little above five percent, about a half to one tenth the national average. There are complaints on the floor of Congress, even from the black Repulican representatives from Florida- very strange!. Of course, there are those web pages that go into numerology and sensationalism about it all, but read about history and find out what here is the truth. In all ancient cultures, there was a basic conflict between what I call the Mason class and the Director class. The problem is, that workers did gain knowledge as they built things. The technology of the skyscraper type frame structures was worked out by the Mayans more than a centery before the first skyscraper just after 1810. Rubber was vulcanized many hundreds of years earlier. Who knows when? The point is, that those who support political religious coalitions, at that time essentially royal family or beaurocratic government, had to deal with the fact that there existed amoung the people those with more knowledge, more danger in their work, and more blood and sweat given for the greater good than the ruling class. The most knowledgeable and most often injured were the Masonary and Stonework class of people. Now A ruler's divine status was at the core of the ancient's view of their universe. His power to influence the gods by rituals made him a critical component to the order of things. Whenever there were too many deaths, too much shortage of workable materials, or not enough holy city mystic interest, the civilization experienced a shaken power pyramid. Hence, the cultures often held central in their holy cities the idea of death and rebuilding. The oldest holy city is called Varanasi. It is in India and is essentially a cremation and river water fountain masonary destination. Similar ritual citys exist in southern North America where the Maay and Aztec cultures kept death and injury front stage, and with less well doumented data, in South America where the Inca may have also built buildings towering over the jungle. This area developed one of the five original world languages that included written words, and the only culture to develop mathamatics as advanced as it was - several thousand years advanced over European efforts at the same time.

    In many ways our own culture is beginning to experience the same friction between work application. That is, what ideas are considered worthy of support, money and recognition. As I have observed on the main page, the Spiritual ruling class has already defined broad patterns and social limits that we all, or almost all, were raised with and had to accept. There are very few alternative lifestyles open to young people in America, in spite of the claims that we are somehow the, world's most multicultural society. More and more, the other cultures and integrated and absorbed like some kind of Borg machine human assimilation plan in some science fiction movie.


    If you are going to take a trip with a bring-back in mind, then you want to have a target. That target item type should be something romantic. It should have good conversation value to tell the story of your trip, without a long explanation or travel log. So, what, you may ask, do people who can take a trip without giving it a second thought usually bring back? At the top of the list is hand made blankets (Africa) and tribal rugs (Afganistan and Persia areas), MesoAmerican micromosaics (southern North America) and leather goods (Mexico). Rum (Jamaica), Nazi memorabilia and unearthed items (Germany) coffee and cocoa, medical plant extracts (South America) and tailored suits (Hong Kong), music related and fiction, health and science books (England).

    Examples of what NOT to bring back are lengthy and more like numerology. Anthing that looks like a gift, or that might end up being one. Such as stringed instruments (they're everywhere in Greece along with masks). Instead buy some spices or wine, but sample them first. Pottery can be reproduction, but some pottery such as Egyptian styles do not bring any real money in America when you go to resell them. This is because the ancient Egyptian potteries can not be differentiated from a good modern reproduction. They sell to tourists trying to get just that romantic something I am writing about. If the pottery shows substantial hand crafting and colors, it MAY be ok, but again, the tried and true turquoise of Mesoamerica has the color that people are drawn to best in retail environments - blue. Retailers also have found that the psychology of searching romantic artifacts is enhanced by scents. Buying perfume in France, for instance, would in fact be a classic expample of a shopping expedition that will not likely be regretted. Because of space, I will end this line or descriptions by saying you should remember you can get 'shopped out'. Save your impluse buying power - you will need it when you finally do come across the right item at the right time that is still in the hands of the right local seller.

    And then, do NOT give in to the urge to add to previous collections, luggage, existing decor schemes, coins, maps or your personality type as the major justification to purchase. Remember it must have that travel romance pizzaz and THAT is rare and takes preparation to guide yourself to. If I travel with you as a guide, I will likely keep a scrap book of natural photos, architectual, people photos, and sport photos and food receipes. These are the major souvenirs everywhere in the world. I can fill an entire wall using digital cameras that do not take film. But that is not a job you want to give yourself as you do walking tours on a vacation. If I do a wall for you it would include receipes, some people photos, some natural history, back battered stonework ; a good mix. Please don't think it a rant, but if you read the next section if gives background information on what is considered 'romantic'. The word romantic itself comes from the battered back arch stonework that the roman empire is often credited with using to consctuct so much large aquatic supply lines, plumbing and theators. While this building technique does in fact pre-date the romans, it is who makes the biggest effort that history remembers, especially if it helps solve or remediates the social problem I am about to explain about all cultures.

    These pages contain a lot of information about the problems of over-regulation by central government and also ancient societys. As this is being written, Summer 2012, the skyline of Washington DC if filled with skycranes, building more living and work spaces for regulators. The work rule in America these days require more experience to get paid more, and then those jobs give you impossible to do assignments. The unemployment rate in Washington DC is a little above five percent, about a half to one tenth the national average. There are complaints on the floor of Congress, even from the black Repulican representatives from Florida- very strange!. Of course, there are those web pages that go into numerology and sensationalism about it all, but read about history and find out what here is the truth. In all ancient cultures, there was a basic conflict between what I call the Mason class and the Director class. The problem is, that workers did gain knowledge as they built things. The technology of the skyscraper type frame structures was worked out by the Mayans more than a centery before the first skyscraper just after 1810. Rubber was vulcanized many hundreds of years earlier. Who knows when? The point is, that those who support political religious coalitions, at that time essentially royal family or beaurocratic government, had to deal with the fact that there existed amoung the people those with more knowledge, more danger in their work, and more blood and sweat given for the greater good than the ruling class. The most knowledgeable and most often injured were the Masonary and Stonework class of people. Now A ruler's divine status was at the core of the ancient's view of their universe. His power to influence the gods by rituals made him a critical component to the order of things. Whenever there were too many deaths, too much shortage of workable materials, or not enough holy city mystic interest, the civilization experienced a shaken power pyramid. Hence, the cultures often held central in their holy cities the idea of death and rebuilding. The oldest holy city is called Varanasi. It is in India and is essentially a cremation and river water fountain masonary destination. Similar ritual citys exist in southern North America where the Maay and Aztec cultures kept death and injury front stage, and with less well doumented data, in South America where the Inca may have also built buildings towering over the jungle. This area developed one of the five original world languages that included written words, and the only culture to develop mathamatics as advanced as it was - several thousand years advanced over European efforts at the same time.

    In many ways our own culture is beginning to experience the same friction between work application. That is, what ideas are considered worthy of support, money and recognition. As I have observed on the main page, the Spiritual ruling class has already defined broad patterns and social limits that we all, or almost all, were raised with and had to accept. There are very few alternative lifestyles open to young people in America, in spite of the claims that we are somehow the, world's most multicultural society. More and more, the other cultures and integrated and absorbed like some kind of Borg machine human assimilation plan in some science fiction movie.