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... very glad to have gone and experienced the wonders that nature has to offer, but also to see what it is like to be in a country that is no longer a country. We leave Tibet wanting to know more. We want to know how, why, when, what? Those are questions we will find out on our own, in our own time, in another country.
So we've got 4 days in Kathmandu to rest up before our month long adventure in India begins
Till next time
Ann & Jason
... the monks and nuns having smart phones.
Finally we visited the famed Potala Palace. Although the palace was founded in 637, the modern palace was built in 1645 by the 5th Dalai Lama. Inside there are over 1,000 temples, many of them huge and with millions of dollars worth of gold in statues. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos inside, but the statues were more impressive than anything we’ve ever seen in a museum! ...
Thurs, Sept 26
We had a really nice breakfast at the hotel - with hard boiled eggs and lots of vegetables. The guides were out getting their required licenses to drive in China so we had a few free hours. Licensing involves driving tests, eye tests, multiple permits - alot of red tape. It was sprinkling a bit so I didn't venture too far. However, I did walk down some of the shopping streets to get a nice view of the Potola palace of Shigatse (not THE Potola ...
... God bless him. God may bless him, we didn't; we moved on again...
Finally we found a place which looked like it would fit the bill and we ordered a round of drinks; or rather Stephen did. Turns out he's easily confused. We ended up with a spare cappuccino, not good at £3 a cup, and a round that cost about £20; about 20 times what I paid for the first round. I couldn't help feeling that Stephen had been unfairly stung for an expensive round in a bar I had recommended ...
... be outside (even If I know I am getting slowly burnt to a crisp by the, now much closer sun).
The old Tibet in Lhasa, although surrounded by this Chinese experiment, was fascinating and the Tibetans seem like genuinely beautiful loving people.
Their religion is amazingly complex and would take years, decades, to understand. Every statue is filled full of these ...
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