Lhasa Phuntsok Khasang International Youth Hostel
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... them into a tizzy and as our guide had said we needed to leave at 10am 'sharp', I didn't want to be late. I needn't have worried because when we got in the car and went round the corner and down the drive, we found the road blocked. Thinking at first it was an accident, it turned out to be a demonstration by Chinese workers at the building next door, which had something to do with the hotel. Apparently the foreign owner had paid the ...
... 8211; once tasted, never forgotten nor to be repeated!
- Yamdrotso Lake - one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and regarded as the embodiment of goddess according to the mythology. Stunning colours and atmosphere.
- Monasterie s with their ingenious layout, unique appearance, fantastic sculptures and amazing murals inside.
- Successfully reaching the Everest Base Camp. Woo Hoo!!! What ...
... tour was finished, Tsedor took me back to the Barkhor area where he helped me buy some Buddhist ritual music recordings. Unfortunately, the CDs, I realized later, were of very questionable repute while the DVD that I bought of a Buddhist ceremony would not play on my laptop (I assume due to region differences). I was determined to get some real, verifiable music
recordings, so I made a mental note to have Tsedor take me to a real music store. I knew that I'd end up ...
... under the sun. The only frustrating thing was that there were police and army everywhere so we couldn’t take any photos in case they confiscated the camera. After a lot of false starts as many agents had closed for the winter, we eventually found an lady who said she could get us the tickets for £30 additional commission each. With this option available we relaxed and spent the rest of the time verifying that she was telling the truth and nobody else could get ...
... Tibetan families with kids and grannies, who overtake us left and right. Fortunately also they pause every now and then, to give us the idea that we're not a panting pussy westerner. From afar we see strings attached to the hills, with pieces of cloth, colours faded by the weather, probably marking the spot where during the Shotun festival the enormous tanka of the Buddha will be ...