28: Now we are up on
the plateau. This dismal town called Phari-close to 19000 feet and here
it only thaws for about three weeks every year. Here there is said to
be only one way of disposing of anything. You simply throw it out the
window where it quickly freezes in the street. In this way the street
level soon rises so that you have to cut a door where a window was and
add another story to the house. This goes on passably well until the
thaw – I leave the rest to your imagination.