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... for previous Dalai Lamas consist of a kind of golden flat-topped pyramid. On top is a casket with the remains. One of these two pyramids is made of 400 kilo gold, the other of 4000 kilo gold (give or take). What a devotion to collect such amounts for this purpose. When we subsequently visit the Jokhang temple, we see more of this devotion. The story is that Sakiamuni (the founder of Buddhism) made three images of himself. One as an 8, one as 12, and one as ...
... and especially when asleep, when the body seems to forget and you wake up feeling really out of breath, sometimes frighteningly so. Other effects are a slight, but fairly consistent dull headache, lethargy and tiredness as soon as you attempt any sort of normal exercise. Here in Lhasa we are at 3,500 metres (11,500 feet). Flying straight in here from sea level would be hard and some of our travel agents had us doing just that. When we went to Peru, ...
... greetings formalities & order a round of beers. We get into the swing of things & before we know it we are drinking some type of White Russian clones & Kimberly starts hooking into Gin & Tonic. To cut a log story short, we drink all the Gin, Vodka & Bailey's & say goodbye to our hosts. We walk bak to the hotel & its around 2:30am by the time we get back - we are meeting Tatassie at 9am to go sight seeing, it's going to be an interesting ...
I think we all woke feeling a little worse for wear this morning and also sorry that our trip had come to an end. We are all leaving at different times today with me being the last to leave – heading to the airport at 1400 in time for my flight at 1650. I spent the morning having a last look at the sights of Lhasa including a walk through the Muslim Quarter which was close to our hotel
and then got myself ...
... and find the real place and we conveniently ran into the other member of the trekking group who was planning on meeting us at the restaurant. It turned out that he was lost as well, eventually coming across the same place that we had. We walked together questing for the real restaurant. Soon, as we were all lost, we went to a hotel to ask for directions, determined that if we couldn't find the place after this, we'd just settle for something else. Thankfully, a couple of guys ...