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You Must Die Once: Tibet, a Journey to the Centre of the Universe

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You Must Die Once is an epic story. After the death of his spiritual adviser, Ian Robinson vowed to deliver his ashes to Mt Kailas, Tibet's most sacred mountain. His journey through some of the world's toughest terrain, alone on horseback, ended in disaster when he was arrested and deported - only to come back two years later.
the story is enthralling - travel writing at it
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by HarperCollins (UK) (first published March 10th 2006)
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Yileen
What I loved most about the book was how the author described the Tibetan community he encountered along his journey – villagers and nomads so friendly to the extent of offering him food and shelter for free, as well as monks who behaved rather odd and cold towards him as he seeked for shelter in their monasteries. The book also had a plus of having snapshots of the journey, giving faces to the people he encountered and scenic images of the land he traveled upon.

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Sally
A bit 'blow assy' but inersting from a cultural viewpoint and from a sense of persoanl achievement.
Zalán Veress
Very good storytelling, I felt the cold in my legs as Ian was shivering in his tent :-)
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