House Of Shambhala
Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... see how these people are sensitive and great in all what they do, even without seeing. Once we were done, it was already time for dinner and, this time, we decided to go for something a bit more turistic but being sure of what we were eating. We tried Makye Ame, a very good and nice restaurant around Jokhang temple where you could find tibetan, nepalese, indian cuisine and even something more international like soups. Food was good and a lot, as always, and we ...
... go to four different windows at the airport to get a stamp at each place in order to clear up this misunderstanding (if we didn't have her with us, we aren't sure what the outcome would have been).
Anyway… boarding passes in hand, we proceed through security. This is much more thorough than the US version. After you proceed through the metal detector, you are wanded over your entire body, and they look at every item in your pockets and check ...
... we jumped in the Land Cruiser & made our way to Potala Palace (this is where the Damai Lama lived before he went into exile. The Palace sit on one of three holy mountains in Lhasa. We begin the climb up to the palace (along with all the other tourists), although a tourist attraction, it is still a great experience to climb up & walk through the various rooms of the Palace & see the odd monk meditating. We pass the room of longevity, immediately ...
... to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study.
Lamas use different ways to debate. This picture shows a one-to-one way. In a battle of words, one stands or moves and uses variety of gestures including clapping their hands, pushing their partners for an answer, or plucking their prayer beads to win the virtue of the Buddha. The other one sits on the ground and is only allowed to answer questions.
... people and food. And anywhere you go, you follow the people and food. Dasha has been to Beijing before so it was not a loss.
Upon receipt of the deposit, our operator scanned and emailed the permits to us. Without those we wouldn’t be able to board the train. Being backpackers with more than one year experience we did not have winter coats so they promised us army jackets and traditional Tibetan aprons. Those will become lifesavers outside Lhasa ...
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