Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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Tsamba

Stuck in Sinin while the authorities evaluate the opportunity of letting two Europeans go forth west into the wilderness, Peter Fleming and Ella Maillart try to have some kind of social life, visit Kumbum and have their first meeting with tsamba – a travel companion with which they will become well acquainted.At first mistaken for ash, tsamba (or tsampa) is one of the staples of Tibetan and Nepalese cooking, and it is worth a little space here.

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At first mistaken for ash, tsamba (or tsampa) is one of the staples of Tibetan and Nepalese cooking, and it is worth a little space here. Continue reading