‘Up to now, I have beheld forests filled with eerie shaped trees and tangled undergrowth. Places where wild animals did abide. I have seen rock columns which appeared as mesmerizing pinnacles that seemed to hold the sky aloft, and others that gave the impression of being green islands suspended in an ocean of clouds. I have noted snow capped mountains where glacial lakes and hot springs were abundant. I have bypassed majestic canyons wherein flowed tributary rivers. I have crossed streams whilst listening to the thunder of waterfalls. I have traversed deserts amid searing heat and known the pangs of hunger and thirst. I have also known the comfort of villages, city’s, and towns. I have sojourned in lone huts, visited monasteries and enjoyed the natural beauty of exotic flora whilst camping under the stars. I have embraced angry winds, torrential rain and icy sleet as I watched the changing seasons.