I posted a video (last post) of the apartment we rented. It's 300R/night ($200/month) and has a little kitchen so we can cook our own food. Our balcony overlooks the valley - there's a waterfall, eagles soaring, cows and goats grazing - a beautiful scene to wake up to every morning. We even have a resident mongoose who makes an appearance one in a while.
Tomorrow Brandon starts his Buddhist philosophy class at the Tibetan library. He's on the fast track to enlightenment. I'm hoping it will rub off on me so I don't have to study as much as he does.