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Back in the city, Jokhang Temple sits in Barkhor Square, and is the focal ...
... of prayer flags signalled a spot where traditional Tibetan funerals take place. Not too far from this area Jake pointed out a small building high on the side of a mountain, barely visible as the colour of the brick
faded into the colour of the craggy ground. This is a nunnery, home to a solitary nun. ...
... and many curries grace our tables. Buddhism started in India and was brought here to China so it’s not surprising that there should be so many overlaps. Also, the location where we are is so close to Nepal. We’re 150 miles from the Mt. Everest Base Camp (not the right season to see it---very cloudy, go in October for the best views).
The food is good---surprisingly so! There’s even Lhasa’s own beer from the rooftop of the world. Who knew? ...
... and say their prayers. We were fortunate enough to witness a prayer session held by the monks. Unfortunately the chanting was indecipherable but the atmosphere was still very special.
The next stop was the Sera Monastery, more beautiful art (you would think we would be getting bored of it by now), more devoted pilgrims lining up and pushing as if their lives depended on - for some of them who had travelled all that way, it probably did. At this monastery we had ...
... here (this statement is non-political and not meant to be defamatory to China in any way...should the Chinese CIA be reading my blog!). Well, I say we left at 9.30am...
We were only a few minutes late but here's the thing about Paldin...he's just a bit quiet and passive to be leading a disparate group who don't know exactly what's going on. Not so bad on a city tour, but worrying in the context of being at 6000m+ on Everest in a few days time!
It started at the airport when ...