Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India, 18 January 2017, 0827 hours:
We are at Sakya Abode, the Homestay of Tsering Bodh and his wife Tsering Dolma.
I am up and after drinking three glasses of hot water, I decided to come down to the kitchen and see if someone would rustle up some chai.
Tsering Dolma was up and about. She led me to a sitting room, warm, cozy and with a traditional iron Tandoor. She put some water to heat. “In the winters we get up by 7 in the morning. Summertime we get up by 5 because we have to work in the fields.”