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... together loudly and point in the direction of their debatee. This goes on for about one hour every day.
Tonight we were lucky enough to get included in a traditional Tibetan dinner with a local family. We were picked up by Lumbum, one of the owners and taken to their apartment in the Barkhor section of Lhasa. He and his wife, Namdol, are a very sweet couple who run this restaurant out of their small 3 room home on the 2nd floor of a typical Lhasa ...
... at 16,000 feet, Drak Yerpa monastery. A collection of meditation caves existing from the 7th century, the first thing you notice on approaching is a huge cobweb on the mountain. As you get closer you can see that it is actually a mesh of prayer flags. It is utterly humbling to see. After a quick lunch in a local restaurant at the foot of the mountain, we start to make our way up and are really struggling with the altitude. Every step is a chore. We measured ...
... and men and women were working the barley fields Tibetan prayer flags were hanging everywhere from mountainsides across the road, off of most buildings and bridges or just in a tepee effect at the side of the road. The yak are more numerous now (quite common...LOL) the river is getting some pretty pumped up rapids and FINALLY we see Snow Mountain with snow on the peak! Pit stop number two...this time we had to pay for the privilege of group pee! The walls were about 2 feet ...
The morning started with a trip to Shigatse Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Some Tibetans have issues with this monastery. You can pay to take photos inside the temples here & some monks who say they can predict the future receive money from the government. Tenchuong was not very favorable about this group of monks!
There are 2 routes between Shigatse & Lhasa. On the way to Everest we took the scenic, slower route. Heading back to Lhasa the ...
... protests against the Chinese government took place. Tourism has been very closely monitored every since, which is obvious by the stares we get everywhere we go. We've only seen a dozen or so Westerners around the sites.
After the temple, we wandered through the Tibetan markets and then ventured back to the hotel.
Quite an experience!
Now, off to the champaign reception in the lobby.