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Nous avons passé deux nuits dans cet hôtel, bien situé, à env 5min à pied du monastère Tashilunpo. Les lits n'étaient pas très confortables mais propres. Dans la salle de bain, douche avec eau chaude.
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... the last checkpoint. China has to be the biggest police state in the world. The presence of police and military is noticeable everywhere. We made a pit stop at a traditional water powered mill where they were grindingbarley into powder for the making of tsampo - the Tibetan breakfast staple. We even took a "rest" stop at a Tibetan Mastiff zoo, so as not to arrive at a checkpoint too soon. That place was pretty depressing with about 30 ...
Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet and by some
measures the second highest city in the world at 3,850 meters (about 12,800
feet) after Potosi, Bolivia. That depends, of course, on just how you define a
city. Shigatse is the main city of the Tibet’s Tsang region and used to be a
rival of Lhasa for political control of the country.
The Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse is one of the six main
monasteries of ...
... chanting. It was difficult to pull myself away from this majestic marvel, as hundreds of devotes circle the stature, paying tribute by placing yak butter into the lamps that endlessly burn at the base of this holy figure.
That evening, our tour guide brought us out on the town to sample some of the, um, interesting night life that occurs in Shingatse. The entertainment ranged from local pop music enhanced by music videos that, while I am sure they have been recently made, ...
... car was saddened by the news and was trying to think of ideas to resolve the problem. Last time I got lucky going to Namsto lake as they were police check points and there were so many of us. This time was different, there are at least 2 military check points we had to pass and they don't mess around! When we got to the hotel, we continued to brain storm ideas and a few phone calls were made to the travel agent to find out why they hadn't got the appropriate permits etc. At ...
... the brightest looking young man. He said "Oh! Gangtse hotel! Ah, ha!"and proceeded to draw us a map. As it turned out we had just turned one block too early and would probably have sorted ourselves out quite quickly, but the triumph in communication was worth the trouble. Dinner that night was at the Yeti restaurant, notable mostly for the slowness of the service and the smallness of the portions. We found a bakery on the way home and went to town on that. For ...