The Tibet Cang-Gyan Lhasa Hotel
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We arrived in Lhasa Tibet around 2:30 pm. We got ourselves settled in the hotel & started getting used to breathing much thinner air. Lhasa is around 11,000 ft above sea level. Our hotel, Gsng-Gyan Hotel is supposedly 4 star. We are not sure what star system China uses, it certainly does not line up with the system the rest of the world uses! …
... where, um, we had to!
But I digress! After we arrived and got our lodging, we gathered together after our five hour bus trip and proceeded to climb a small mountain that was absolutely draped in prayer flags. When I say absolutely draped I am not doing it justice...everywhere, from crevices to caves to the top and all the way to the bottom this was truly an awesome sight. On top of the mountain our guide wrote our names and whatever else we wanted (mine said "Andi, Eric ...
Tibetan food tends toward the plain and bland or meaty with dishes like Tsampa (barley
porridge), buckwheat bread and pancakes, yak butter tea, Thugpa and Thantuk (meat
and vegetable soups with either round or flat noodles), lamb and yak meat, and
innards such as tongue and lungs. The steamed dumpling filled with mutton or
yak found all over Central Asia are known as momos in Tibet, and I prefer
non-traditional chicken or vegetable versions of ...
... blog written up.
Ended up having a late night since I still hadnt got around to getting my refund from JAL for the ticket I needed to buy in order to enter Japan. Luckily the tickets had been cancelled and was it just a matter of getting the refund. Unfortunately had to call the states during working hours (pacific central time).
Made the call around 12:30pm and was lucky to get a guy who could help. Basically said all I needed to do was fax the passport page ...
Fast forward…. Ended ...