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! …
... 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 ...
... we got settled in...boy was breathing tough, we hiked up to hang our prayer flags. I have been waiting to do this since I had first heard about it so many years ago. Boy were we winded heading up that small peak. The altitude was something else and we had to rest a few times. Lopsung and a local man helped to string them across. We were all so happy and excited and truly, truly appreciative to have this experience. Wait til you see the pics and I was only using my cell phone. ...
... 500 feet. To give perspective, Denver is 5,000 feet, Aspen is almost 8,000 feet and Vail is 8,400 feet. I've been taking altitude medication since Chengdu to help oxygenate my blood.
The skies in Tibet are clear with beautiful cloud formations and an incredible mountainous terrain as backdrop for the city of Lhasa.
I can't wait to see more of this beautiful land!
... with the ever present background of religion and spirtuality which you can sense when in Lhasa. Unfortunately, the locals driving techniques were much more similar to the rest of China so no break from the traffic and horns. We went out with Martin and Rhea for some tasty Indian curry - lots more of that to look forward to in the next few months. The meal definitely had a Tibetan twist - Yak curry with a shared sideportion of Yak Momos ...