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Travel Blogs from Lhasa
Tibet - I came here largely to see Everest and the Himalayas. I leave having been blown away by a singularly unique country.
This is a place of superlatives: the blue-est skies I've ever seen, amongst the nicest most-humble people I've ever met, perhaps the tastiest meat (yak) I've ever tried, and - of course - the incomparable Himalayas …
... managed to miss a taxi by a whisker. Lucky as he was sure as anything not going to stop. Two rides and so far I have run over a dog and lightly t-barred a motor bike in Nepal. It has become evident that in the built up urban areas face masks are well worth the effort given the amount of diesel and dust that gets spewed in a layer over the Tarmac.
Today's key observations, apart from the relentless traffic, were ...
... 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!
... the short hike up to the stupa on the nearby hill which had just the most breathtaking views of the whole valley, the monastery and the the landscape stretching out for miles and miles and miles. I put up the prayer flags that I got in Lhasa complete with all the family member names (I hope all you Morgans appreciate the effort it took - I have a VERY sunburnt head and possibly the most ...
... round and read the interpretation boards.
We declined the guide’s offer of a 3rd monastery and wandered round the tourist stalls. Dunk got a traditional Tibetan winter hat and I got a yak T shirt (all at very inflated prices).
Tues 20th September
Road trip from Lhasa to Shigatse.
We stopped off to look at a holy lake and it was truly a beautiful place. The water was bright blue! I also rode a yak!! He, he!