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... Oh noooooo!
So we knocked on the door: nothing.
We knocked stronger: nothing again.
We tried to look inside, but everything was shut off.
In that moment, a young couple passed by us and stopped to help us. They where really nice because they tried to find a solution with us, knocking too, helping us to call the hotel with the phone and, at the end, suggesting us a place where to stay for the night, all of these without speaking the ...
... from dawn until dusk, swirling prayer wheels and even rhythmically prostrating their bodies along the ground to express their total religious devotion. Colorful shopping stalls set up along the Barkhor circuit sell prayer flags, Tibetan jewelry, yak butter lamps and other religious handicrafts.
Sera Monastery developed over the centuries as a renowned place ...
... One can't come close to comprehending most of what one sees, small signs stick out into the little corridors, four deep vertically. Wiring is braided, tied, hung in great loose bundles and webs, somewhere looking like tangled fishing line, other places like a first attempt at macramé. I found wires low enough to touch, taped connections at eye level. The traffic was moving and it was mostly free-for-all. Motorcycles, cars and vans simply slip into open areas of the ...
... was no rain, it was chilly this morning.
Back to the Potala Palace. It's the winter residence of the Dalai Lama and is incredible. I bought a small book with photos of the interior since once again photography is not allowed inside. To reach it you must ascend 432 steps that zigzag up the front of the hill on which the palace is built. These are exhausting not because they are steep - ...
... clear the stubble onto the ground.
Character of the train, the man who shared our cabin that we nicknamed the toad, due to appearance. Who ate all day contributed his fair share to the notes above, ate all day and snored all night. The consummate gentlemen.
Chengdu is beautiful, the most beautiful city in China that Ngaire and I have been (blue sky and clean skys and less honking!). While here Ngaire and have really enjoyed just emersing ourselves ...
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