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Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... Tibetan spirituality in Lhasa. It is here that people come to visit the temple and its shrines, and prostrate themselves on the ground before the building as a homage to their faith and their spiritual leader.
The authorities don't like it, but short of arresting every Tibetan in Lhasa, they can't do much about it. I walked the kora around Jokhand several times in the company of hundreds of ...
... Friendship Highway split and the bus took the southern branch towards Gampa, a village on the way to Yamdrok Lake, with the highway narrowing to a single lane each way, but the road still well surfaced. Gampa, a small village of flat roofed houses made from stones and small rocks held together by grey mortar sat on a plain at the base of the climb
towards the pass. Any flat land close to ...
No kidding! We've been Yakking up and getting really high in Tibet, oh wow!
Lhasa was truly intense but people,
what lay ahead of us and above us was even more amazing.
Before I leave Lhasa, let me ooh and ahh about the Potala Palace. This is the last residence of the current (14th) Dalai Lama about whom nada is said in Tibet. In fact it's a crime to have a picture of him, so irritating and divisive is to the Chinese government. Yet, what you do get to see ...
... to witness a debating session between the monks. Once again, we hadn't the faintest clue what was being discussed but we gathered that a hand clap was necessary to initiate a question and the animated faces of the participants were a fair indication of whether the discussion was going well or not.
On the Road
On 29 January, we departed from Lhasa in our assigned jeep and embarked on our road trip to Nepal. The landscape was more of the stark ...
... wonderful Italian Alps.
After a good half hour here at this view point we got
going but as per usual I simply could not stop taking photos.
Up around the cliff edge above the lake and here is yet
another view point and we just had to stop. The scenery here was stunning. There
below the lookout point was a mighty big man made dam wall with a large square
white painted building on it. Somehow all the wonderful colours of the mountains
and water etc just made for ...