*Currently in Sofia, Bulgaria
When I met Juri 12 years ago he gave me the Sikh khanda (see the pendant on the photo). I never put meaning into it till now. Feels as if a circle has closed. Note that Sikhism prohibits smoking, alcohol and the use of any intoxicants.
Right after this photo was taken two sentinels confiscated the swords and escorted me out with the words "No more". I think he referred to the proclamation of the bears to be the 12 and 13th Sikh gurus.
Tashi delek! Welcome to the Land of the yaks! Teddy Little Bear and Tumbago riding a baby yak.