Gongga Airport Hotel

Gongga Airport, Lhasa, Tibet, 850009, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lhasa

Tibet Part I - Monastery Madness

A travel blog entry by gfiveg


... of Gyantse. The vistas that were encountered were staggering as we crossed three passes over 16,000 feet. We stopped at the top of the pass, for a humorous photo shoot with several very well dressed Yaks. Needless to say, I felt a little underdressed for the occasion.

We continued on the stunning road that hugged along the shores of the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdrok Tso and to our destination for the evening.

Tibet to be ...


A travel blog entry by chuck


... if they can't see enough of me! I put this costume on anytime we cross towns or come across heavy traffic. Check point #1 My heart beats a mile a minute... easy to do at this altitude. I'm nervous and sweaty... he tells me to pretend I'm sleeping. REALLY?! F*#%... ok! I turn my head and lounge back... look really comfy. I can't see the guard... all I hear is an exchange of Chinese. The guard suddenly raises his voice... my driver snaps back! Oh **** I'm f*#%ked! ...

The Capital City

A travel blog entry by marqual


... nasty. The Chinese certainly have different tastes than Americans. Even the recognizable foods have strange flavors - a box of Oreos with half peach and half grape flavored filling anyone? And that might one of the tamer flavors.

At 6:00 the group met for another group dinner. Nothing too fancy - I just had fried noodles with Yak meat. Nearly every dish in Tibet has yak as it is much cheaper and more abundant than beef, chicken, etc. About half of the ...

The no more forbidden city

A travel blog entry by wildwildeast


... Pemba, whose English oral skills do not always match his deep knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and history. We ask him every question that comes into our mind as we wander around Lhasa – from the multiple reincarnations of the Buddha, to the symbolic significance of keeping one long fingernail on the pinky, something we have noticed on the hands of many Tibetans.

Pemba a parfois du mal à répondre à nos questions, ou alors ses réponses nous ...

On top of the World

A travel blog entry by nikkiviper


... can go to Nam Tso Lake (4,700m).

Its been everything I hoped and more. I think most of us still cant really believe we're here, that we actually made it. The group leaving the week before us had their permit refused and we were the only gringos bar 2 others on the entire train. And it can only get better.

So fingers crossed for a snow-free day on Wednesday and a safe onward journey, the next entry will probly not be until Kathmandu...



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