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... that it was our guide's lighter, which exploded for the high altitude! After this snowy pass, we entered in a valley, where the colors were made vivid by the contrast with the gray rainy sky above us. Everything shining of light that usually shows up the few instants before or after a thunderstorm, enchanting our eyes. Between sun and snow Later, we entered in a desert area, still we don't know how, but that day we really passed throw snow and sun, ...
... hour away. Two more check points along the way which required us producing our Permit to show we were not "illegals". Located on the east bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River southeast of Tsedang Town, the Yumbu Lakang is famed as the first Tibetan palace. It was originally built for Nyatri Tsenpo who was the first king of Tibet in the 2nd century BC and it has become the ...
... and Nana and we set off on a ridiculously long road trip! First we had to get to the border town of Zhangmu, which was a 15 hour road trip. We signed up for a driver and a people carrier to take us there, it would be an overnight trip, leaving at 4pm today and arriving around 7am the next morning. Our people carrier had 6 passengers in total, me, Hong, Nana, 2 customs officers and a person from the Nepalese consulate. The car was ...
... room took about 7 or 8 minutes.
Freshened up and its off to the European restaurant in
the hotel for dinner. After a quick chat and a drink its lights out and sleep.
It had been an extremely long but enjoyable day.
Tomorrow morning there is a trip out to one of the large
monastery’s but with my body feeling the way it is I am going to have to give
that tour a miss and simply try to get rid of this Tibet
And that's another day on my adventure of
... need to get a ticket in advance, only enter at a certain time and be out withing an hour. In the end spent the time round the side of the palace watching people go by and going into the building with the giant prayer wheel that people grabbed onto and walked around.
Around here found that there were a lot of shops with a number of them selling yak butter. When we asked if this was what was used in the candles we were told it wasnt. Seems that Yak butter is expensive and that ...