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Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... must have been fairly small and charming, is now a colossal cluster of shiny new buildings, so new that most of them are not yet being occupied or used. The roads are lined with shop upon shop selling expensive clothing and shoes that no one can afford and the new highway leading into the city and the recently constructed train station are left virtually empty and unused.
It seems the local Tibetan population is being diluted by the day, as more Chinese flock ...
... scenery became. Soon
the rather straight roads became passes and were winding and twisting their way
up and along the edges of mountains etc. Some of the cuttings we passed through
were simply amazing to say the least.
As per usual we stopped on a number of occasions to take
photos and stretch our legs. This area of the Himalayas must get quite cold in
winter as many of the tops of the mountains still have some snow on them but
what gives it away most are ...
Jigme booked us into a cooking class conducted by a former class mate.
It turned out that Namdon and her husband Lumbum previously were tour guides. Namdon from Lhasa and her husband from Umdor region. From what was spoken about it is really unusual to have a marriage of love although not rejected. They previously worked in Lhasa during the summer and then went to stay with Lumbum's parents for the cold winter months. (It is custom for the wife to move to ...
... 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Penchan Lamas so nr 10 managed to gather up all the bits and put them all in one stupor. He then protested about a dam in the area that would have a profound effect on the lake levels and local communities. He was invited to Beijing and then upon returning to Shigatse he died 3 days later. The Chinese authorities had a stupor built and his remains interred within 10 days despite the ...
... which is the only time of year the ground defrosts.
We shared our carriage with Martin and Rhea, a German couple on our trip and in the next one along were Sergio and Gizzy, the others in our tour group. Sergio is from Santiago, Chile and had spent a month in a Bangkok Buddhist monastry before coming to
Tibet. He travelled complete with shaved head and his monk's robes which ignited lots of interest from the locals and other tourists; ...