Jardin Secret Hotel
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... not the best idea. I thought I am the socially inept one! For lunch, I eat a yak and potato curry. Technically, it meets the requirements for a Curry Club entry so I might add Tibet to the website. Yak, unsurprisingly to me, has a texture and taste similar to beef. The potatoes taste nothing like potatoes. After lunch we make the hike up to Potala Palace. It's only 300 steps but you do feel the lack of oxygen as you ...
... tend to drop onto the floor. Her ceiling was covered with a charming quilt-like fabric. Since she is a modern middle-class woman, she had the usual electrical appliances. And in addition, an electric powered prayer wheel. She had set aside a small room as a Buddhist shrine, and that room had a prayer wheel powered by a butter lamp. After dark, the Potala is illuminated, and Kerry took pictures, then took a rickshaw ride ...
of sharp curves, which was an understatement as switchbacks and V bends almost became the norm. Perhaps we were lucky that we had our policeman on board as several coaches overtook on blind or sharp curves, quite close to the steep shoulders off to the side of the road. Were they crazy or just absolute fitness ...
... I was surprised to find myself unaffected by the altitude. This last precisely until I was given my room key and carried by luggage to the third floor room. I was actually winded from two staircases. A cup of tea and I was on a mission to see the city. My first find was a market street selling clothing and tons of aromatic incense plants. There were also Buddhist monks sitting along side Chinese police armed with shotguns and rifles. This was ...
... that would go with praying. We ended the day in the , exploring the temple jammed with devoted pilgrims and then went in and out of the alleys exploring the shops and sights.
And yackety yack, don’t talk back! It’s yak everything here. They burn yak butter in the temples. They serve yak butter tea in the restaurants. And every meal has yak stew or yak curry or yak meat pies. The Indian influence is strong here---lots of Indian spices ...