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... and on top of that all trains out of Lhasa onto China were suspended after the last week in December.... meant that the 'exciting 5-day overland trek in and interesting 3-day train ride out' segment of my trip soon turned into a 'fly in/fly out or wait until April' segment of the trip. Oh bugger.
Still, who knows when I will ever be this close to the Tibetan border again, and given the ...
... that have immigrated live and many now strive for wealth over the happiness. She speaks against the Chinese with such passion. The anger of repression comes through as she starts to talk politics and she believes that Tibet will never be free. She has reserved herself to the fact that her life will be hard and she will always live under the shadow of the iron fist of China. With the vast mineral resources and little international intervention China will
continue to occupy Tibet. ...
... other monks go round with big teapots refilling cups with yak butter tea. We really felt lucky to have seen this. Then headed to the roofs to enjoy the views. The Chinese police had a constant presence but relatively low key. As we headed back to the car, we saw monks sitting by a fire on the other side of the valley chanting against the Himalayan backdrop and it was amazingly evocative. We then heard the unique sounds of the Tibetan horn being blown and, ...
... where a beautiful turkey river (that seemed more like a lake), surrounded by sandy dunes with rocky mountains on the background: this all left us with an open mouth.
Do you know when in The Lion King, Mufasa shows to Simba all his kingdom and tell him the famous sentence: "Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom"?
That was basically what appeared under our eyes! Magical moment!
Unfortunately, we couldn't enjoy it so much, since our driver ...
... didn't match ours. I pulled out the copy of our permits, sucked in a big breath and prepared to bluff it out.
In the end they didn’t do the check but simply asked us if we had a guide. Of course we replied and I promptly range the number on my phone and gave it to him to talk. No probs he said and escorted us outside into her care. Whew!!!! Be still my beating heart!
Our new guide was gorgeous and just happened to be the 8 month pregnant wife ...