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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 ...
... the bus wound up the bendy roads to base camp we kept our fingers crossed that the cloud would clear so we could see Everest in all its glory. On our way up we saw a Western man in running gear jogging quite quickly to base camp. He arrived not all that long after us and a girl in our group asked him what he was training for. He said that he wasn't training for anything but that he wanted to see what it felt like to run in extreme altitude.....nutter! He must have been superman because ...
... 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 ...
... scripture debates at the one time, asking questions, clapping hands and laughing as the incorrect answers are given … an entertaining sight.
Once again on our own, we visited a "supermarket" for some supplies and managed, through sign language, to buy a pack of English playing cards to keep us amused on our train journey, all for the pricely sum of 60 cents.
Snow predicted again ...
... over this past year and there was rioting in Lhasa in March. I will not focus on this while here but want to read more when I get back - a number of web sites are blocked when I try to look things up and both Facebook and Wikipedia are totally blocked (I am sure there are others) - what is a visiting teenager to do?? - No facebook?-OMG
So here I sit in the lobby of my suprisingly nice Lhasa hotel where basically nothing ...