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 ...
... selling raw pearls which the shop assistant assured us were edible, and last but not least, a sort of cotton covered fruit. When I say '...and last...', there were many other items of interest in this shop but we couldn't identify them!
It was just before nine o'clock at the end of a long day and I set us a deadline of 9.30pm back at the hotel as Annie suggested we continue our meanderings. No sooner had I declared my desire for an early night than we noticed we were really ...
... exhilerating 44 hours of my travelling life! We had 2 nights en route so lots of time to get to know all the locals in all our carraiges. Some of the group were in with people with bags of toads and prawns and pickled eggs. MMMmmmmm. My roomies were funnily enough yoga enthusiasts so we had an entertaining half hour yoga-off (my competitor won - she could do the splits)!!. But more than anything was just the breath-taking scenery. The train covers about ...
... found us when I was wandering round the swimming pool complex in search of the guy to switch on the water tanks so we could get some water, and a girl asked if I would like to visit. Named Nava Kiran, meaning the first ray of sunshine, it has 43 or 45 children who mostly have been there since very young ages. The latest, a boy aged about five, had been brought in by a taxi driver. Exodus, a British trekking travel company built the building, part of ...
... provided panoramic 360 views of Beijing. It so cool to see the Forbidden City from that vantage point to get a perspective on just how enormous it is- and to think that we only saw one-third of it! After Jiangshen we meandered through the Hutongs that surround the Forbidden City. These are traditional Beijing neighborhoods that are mazes of little walkways flanked by one-story homes all connected and surrounded by walls. Anyone can walk through them and ...