Rainbow Inn

Duo Di Lu, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China | Hostel
 

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Tibet....what's left of it....

A travel blog entry by thepoonanns

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... so often ironically referred to it as the 'cultural revolution'. She was always very paranoid about the very regular checkpoints on the roads and continued to remind us not to take photos of any of them. We would often ask her about other tourists she's worked with and she'd share her experiences, but then it made us sad to find out that she will never be allowed to get a passport because she is Tibetan. She is never allowed to leave the country. Gosh.

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Our time in Tibet

A travel blog entry by christine_n_den

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... metres. Without having properly acclimatized, walking up any incline was a challenge and headaches were common. Our luck with the weather was great and we were fortunate to see Mount Everest in the distance, standing above the nearby mountains, with snow blowing off the peak! We drove for most of the day before arriving at Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet (pop. 100,000). We spent the night at a nice hotel; unfortunately the heat wasn’t ...

Lhasa

A travel blog entry by vincethepince

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It was a very early morning today as we left the hotel at 05:30 to head to the airport in Xi'an. After checking in and clearing security we boarded our flight to Lhasa via Xining. The flight was not very exciting, other than being given some sort of mystery sandwich for breakfast. It tasted a bit like tuna but there was no way to be sure. The only other but of entertainment came at the end of the flight watching all the ...

Don't mention the Dalai Lama

A travel blog entry by annietheowl

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... couple of hours finding out just how intertwined Chinese and Tibetan history is and why, therefore, it was natural for China to invade/pop over the border and impose a 'cultural revolution' in the late 1940's! They (the Chinese and Tibetan governments) used to exchange gifts you know...how much evidence of cross border alliance does the world need to realise that this was in everybody's best interests?! Hmmmm...
Our clueless/toothless rickshaw driver of the previous evening ...

Lhasa, James

A travel blog entry by portways

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Lhasa, Tibet - James

There is so much to say about Tibet.

Fiona has already commented on the people and the clash of the old peaceful, religious culture of Tibet with the new thrusting, aggressive modernisation coming from China.



Due to the rather bleak and beautiful geography of the place, it is not obvious that the growth and (now) slightly capitalist concept of communist China ...

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This hostel, located on Duo Di Lu, Lhasa, is near Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden).
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