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An Interview with Charlie Carroll
Inspired by a long-time obsession with Tibet, high school English teacher Charlie Carroll, took a sabbatical to explore the country of his dreams, contending with Chinese bureaucracy, struggling across harsh terrain and encountering breathtaking altitudes. At a teahouse on the border of China and Tibet, he met Lobsang, a Tibetan exile who crossed the Himalayas years before. Carroll discusses his decision to tell the story of both of their journeys in the volatile region in Peaks on the Horizon, Two Journeys in Tibet.
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Peaks on the Horizon
“Go to Tibet,” the Dalai Lama famously instructs, “and then tell the world about it.” Charlie Carroll has done just that with his new book Peaks on the Horizon: Two Journeys in Tibet. The two journeys, told in alternating chapters, are Carroll’s account of his lifelong fascination with Tibet that eventually drove him to visit “the roof of the world” and the re-imagined story of Lobsang, a Tibetan national who fled to Nepal at the age of five. The chapters carrying Carroll’s travelogue are nicely balanced between Tibetan history and descriptions of its landscape and people.