Travel Blogs from Lhasa, China

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No permission, Bayi, China travel blog

No permission

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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I continued for the next day, only to after a midday stop in larger military town called Miling to discover the next piece of road was being rebuilt. It was so bad that I my rear tyre that was pumped up to maximum pressure and laiden with the ...

Getting to Bayi, Bayi, China travel blog

Getting to Bayi

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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This was to prove ...

Road to Lhasa, Lhasa, China travel blog

Road to Lhasa

A travel blog entry by arlash

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... building in the world until the 30's or early 40's. It still is an unreal sight. I visited my first Buddhist Monastery in Lhasa right near our hotel. I'm sharing a room with the Irish guy, and an American who has lived near the Dalai Llama in India for 8 ...

Revenge is a sweet thing!!!!, Lhasa, China travel blog

Revenge is a sweet thing!!!!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... echoed her opinion. 'Never mind' said Gaz, they'll know it was us because of the shoelace......... The bus journey to Lhasa, was, as I've already explained in previous travelpod entries, not my best ever life experience. I won't recall those stories ...

Wuhan to Tibet, Lhasa, China travel blog

Wuhan to Tibet

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... hostel. We had anticipated the need to acclimatise and had planned for two or three days just mooching around before properly exploring Lhasa and some of the more remote Monasteries in the surrounding area. However, I hadn't expected to feel so ill, in ...

The road to Lhasa, Lhasa, China travel blog

The road to Lhasa

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... was quite a culinary treat to go along with our 2 chunks of pineapple. Apparently, we ordered the "dieter's breakfast" from China Air. Lhasa is very different from what I expected. It's about 70% Chinese, although there is a constant stream of Tibetan ...

The Heart of the Supine Ogress, Lhasa, China travel blog

The Heart of the Supine Ogress

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... at 11 pm. My first stop was the Jokhang Temple, the geomantic center of Tibet, completed in 647 A.D. Without the Jokhang, Lhasa would not exist. Or, more importantly, without the heart of the ogress found here, the Jokhang and Lhasa would not exist. As ...

Magical, Mystical Tibet, Lhasa, China travel blog

Magical, Mystical Tibet

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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I am currently in Lhasa, Tibet - after flying from Chengdu on a brand new China Air jet, we arrive in Lhasa greeted by our smiling Tibetan guide, Tashi. We learn how to say hello (tah-shi de-leh) and he places white silk scarves, or katas, around each of ...

Samie Mnstr, Lhasa, China travel blog

Samie Mnstr

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... , most people left back to Kathmandu and I stayed for another week. I ventured to a few more monasteries in the vicinity of Lhasa and even overnighted in Samie monastery. The monastery was okay, but the real fun part was going back on a pilgrim bus with a ...

Lhasa, on the roof of the world, Lhasa, China travel blog

Lhasa, on the roof of the world

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... and we have a roaring fire in place for the evening. Next day we drive over more high mountain passes en route to Lhasa. We see black yaks grazing on the high green meadows. They remind me of black galloway cattle with their thick black woolly coats. ...

Samye monstary, Samye, China travel blog

Samye monstary

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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So I ...

Temples and Tempests, Lhasa, China travel blog

Temples and Tempests

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... to the fabric lined, painted rooms and finally out onto the open air of the blissfully uncrowded roof. We watch the sun leave Lhasa, floating pink over the Potala Palace and watch the pilgrims below us, inside and outside of this ancient temple. We are ...

We'll meet again, dont know where etc etc, Lhasa, China travel blog

We'll meet again, dont know where etc etc

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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Ok, firstly a quick fact which i find quite extraordinary.... China only has one time zone!!! Crazy huh?! Having been in Lhasa now for 4 days, I do believe an update is due. firstly, as mentioned in my last entry, Gary Helen and I had a day out whilst ...

To the Roof of the World......, Lhasa, China travel blog

To the Roof of the World......

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... antilope, foxes, sheep and goats as well as many birds of prey. It took a few more hours before we finally descended into Lhasa and dragged ourselves off the train with our rucksacks. If we thought they were heavy before then it was nothing to how they ...

On the Road, Lhasa Airport, China travel blog

On the Road

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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After the taxi driver sropped me off, I carried on cycling,  to the east of Lhasa airport. the following few weeks were to prove to be interesting, and challenging. After a day in the saddle I simply stopped by a river, pitched a tent, ...

Bayi, Lhasa, China travel blog

Bayi

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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...  state of repair'and badly maintained) Hence the lack of availability of gaining a foreign travel permits to this part of china, for 'safety'. Afetr one lorry pulled the other out of the sidelined ditch, we all went on our merry way.We arrived ...

One Week in the Himalayas, Lhasa, China travel blog

One Week in the Himalayas

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... , their sense of calm, their dark, weathered faces and crinkles in the corners of their eyes. We spent 3 days in Lhasa adjusting to the elevation (roughly 11,000 feet) and wandering through the many monasteries and back alley shopping stalls. At Sera ...

Samye Monestary, Samye, China travel blog

Samye Monestary

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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Meditating and chilling in this amazing place I did not want to ...

Back To Lhasa, Lhasa, China travel blog

Back To Lhasa

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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... later, another driver tunred up! Replacing the disguised one and after the 4 hours drive I was dropped off on the outskirts of Lhasa. I cycled south via the airport and continued east. Mean while, my friend was at EBC ( everest base camp) and sent me ...

Hard days on the Road, Lhasa, China travel blog

Hard days on the Road

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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... (never in my mind) As I headed for The Samye monestary, with the aim of completing a circular navigation back to Lhasa, in total approximately a 1000km bicycle ride. I would travel via a place notorious for police and ...

Ganden Monastery, Taktse, China travel blog

Ganden Monastery

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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Today is our last day here in Lhasa, a gorgeous postcard perfect blue sky with soft white clouds floating over the mountain tops. It takes about 2 hours from our now favorite city to reach Ganden Monastery, just 40km outside of town. Up on top of Wangbur ...

We've been good boys, Lhasa, China travel blog

We've been good boys

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Lhasa, Tibet, China GMT + 8hrs Altitude: 11,975ft (3,650 metres) We're good boys Our time in Lhasa has come to an end and we're leaving here in the morning to begin our 5 day overland trip on the Friendship Highway that connects Lhasa ...

New PR offensive on Tibet, Lhasa, China travel blog

New PR offensive on Tibet

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... . A more than ever maintenance project for 22 monasteries and ancient culture constructions will be implemented from this year. China also sets up department specifically for correction and publication of different versions of Tibetan Tripitaka... For ...

Tibet quest, Lhasa, China travel blog

Tibet quest

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Jane`s father exhausted his life searching because of city of Shangri La. On his final haste he disappeared, leaving abaft an unsolved mystery. Now, following the clues in her father`s journal, Jane travels to Tibet in search of answers. Guide Jane`s ...

Train not going anywhere yet, Lhasa, China travel blog

Train not going anywhere yet

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... , the company isn't ready to offer that service, despite it saying the service would commmence in September 2008. This is from China Daily: 'Five-star' train's launch hits the buffers (China Daily) XINING: The launch of a "five-star" tourist ...

Artists for independence, Lhasa, China travel blog

Artists for independence

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... . The Ministry of Culture says any entertainers from foreign countries, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao seeking to perform in China will have their background credentials and management checked more carefully by the culture mandarins. "Those who used to ...

New Chinese-Tibetan-English dictionary, lhasa, China travel blog

New Chinese-Tibetan-English dictionary

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... The words "computer" and "energy conservation" were not in the lexicon of some Tibetan farmers far away from Lhasa until a teacher developed a handheld electronic translator. With one keyboard, users can switch between Tibetan, Chinese and English ...

Another apologist for China's Tibetan policies, Lhasa, China travel blog

Another apologist for China's Tibetan policies

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... images and even showed footage from other countries (Nepal and India) in order to paint a picture of ruthless oppression by China's government. Chinese media exposed the Western media manipulations, forcing the BBC, N-TV and RTL-TV to apologize. Not ...

Only memories, Lhasa, China travel blog

Only memories

A travel blog entry by mr_rain

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... mountatins, hills lakes and rivers of Tibet. ( I skirt over the military occupations that is highly visible) I can remember arriving in Lhasa on the 14th May after a 29 hour train, having been stuck in carriage full of chinee all chattering way in ...

where are the glaiciers going?, Lhasa, China travel blog

where are the glaiciers going?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... world's population depends on these life-giving waterways. They sustain agriculture in northern India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. The futures of hundreds of millions of people across the world will be ...

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