Lhasa Phuntsok Khasang International Youth Hostel
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... their were stairs to climb and it wasn't just a flat path. Definite credit for multitasking! Sera Monastery was founded by Jamchen Choje Shakya Yesh and built in 1419. The monastery has three colleges, an assembly hall, and thirty-three houses. What was interesting about this monastery was the printing room, it was here where they sell various texts related to Buddhism but they also had all the wooden templates for some of the ...
... we genuflected touching our head on a cushion in a hole in the wall and then received a smack on the bum by the supervising monk accompanied by his laugh.
Our next stop was to book for tomorrow's Potala Palace visit. On the way Pat points out a noodle making shop and asks Jigme to ask is she could take a photo. He does this and says, "He doesn't want his photo taken because he is Chinese."
We continue and book tickets for tomorrow at 3pm.
Lunch is at ...
... city. Stop en route to visit Tibetan villages and schools and take photos of the Tibetan houses, yaks, Buddhist carvings and the remarkable landscape of streams and snowcappeded mountains. Lhasa means "country of the gods". You enjoy a quiet, leisurely afternoon and evening acclimating to Lhasa's high altitude (11,796 feet).
An unforgettable day begins with a tour to the monumental Potala Palace whose ...
There was an earthquake in Nepal the other night. Felt it here but no damage, hoping the aftershocks will be over before we get there.
Still exploring Llasa, been to the Sera Monastery & Potala Palace ( used to be the Dalai Lama's home) Tomorrow off to Nam-Tso Lake. Took a Tibetan cooking class.
Next we spend a week driving across the Tibetan plateau to Everst Base Camp.
... skies (AKA first time ngaire and I had been able to see blue skies since we arrived in China due to smog) and the comfort should anything go wrong with the altitude 5000 meters across the plateau we had peace of mind knowing that we would be breathing Air Products oxygen (Nihao to our Air Products friends).
I think the fact that we forked out a little more for a hard sleeper made all the difference.
Lesson on Chinese culture from this train ride, personal space ...