Lhasa Phuntsok Khasang International Youth Hostel
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... walk a kora around the whole hillside.
Deep inside the complex is the small and intimate 'White Palace', the historical living quarters of the Dalai Lama.
... nasty. The Chinese certainly have different tastes than Americans. Even the recognizable foods have strange flavors - a box of Oreos with half peach and half grape flavored filling anyone? And that might one of the tamer flavors.
At 6:00 the group met for another group dinner. Nothing too fancy - I just had fried noodles with Yak meat. Nearly every dish in Tibet has yak as it is much cheaper and more abundant than beef, chicken, etc. About half of the ...
... believe in equality as a lot of the workers in construction and road works are female - I am not sure if I want to join in.
31/5 - went to see Jekhong temple - v busy, Tibetan people v v devoted. The little shops are nice to look @ but all the same. Mkt is interesting, both vegetable & souvenir - they speak English there, looky, looky, cheapy, cheapy!
There is also a brand new shopping centre which includes Sarasovki - I can't ...
... and the driver at 9am just outside the hotel. Our first stop for the day was the Potala Palace – a magnificent residence of the Dalai Lamas. Unfortunately, the owner had not been allowed to return home since 1959. Paintings of previous patriarchs are on display; however, the possession of the current Dalai Lama’s picture by a Tibetan is punishable by imprisonment. In the past, anybody could become a monk if that was the way of life he chose for ...
... be taken. Once again took some photos of the people out in front of the temple and also those going round it. Managed to also get a photo fo the soldiers in the square out the front of the temple. Note that if you get coaught taking these photos the soldiers will come up to you, ask to see your photos and get you to delete any photos with the soldiers.
From the roof we then headed out and walked towards the Potala Palace. Here we had to wait awhile since at this time of ...