On St Jan’s Square I enter Snow Wok. This time I’m not here for a yummy curry, but to take Tenzin’s picture. It’s his wife Dorjee who welcomes me: “Both my grandmother and my mother are from Tibet, but I am born in India. In 1959 my mother fled to Dharamshala. I wasn’t in her belly yet, so I don’t know anything about it.” A mountainous city also known as Little Lhasa, Dharamshala is located in the Indian province of Himachal Pradesh. It’s the home town of the Dalai Lama, a Tibetan exile himself.
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