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... I bought me some big ginormous baggy Indian type pants(for temple visits legs must be covered) you know the kind that make you gain 20 lbs but are soooooo comfy and I am sporting them right now (look forward to the pics!) and my Keens and a short sleeved thirst (no sleeveless for temple), plus a hat, scarf and sunscreen. Good to go. I CANNOT WAIT TO LAY MY EYES ON THOSE TIBETANS AGAIN! I ...
... we hurried back to our warm Hotel.
Then off to Sera Monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa. This monastery is one of the 3 largest in Tibet, built in 1419 AD before being largely destroyed during the cultural revolution. It has since been renovated and is the home to some 300 monks, down from the original 5,000. The Monastery houses three colleges built in 15th and 16th century which ...
... pads for protection and placing their foreheads on the ground, again uttering a devotional mantra, then standing up, taking two steps and repeating the prostration. Intense. Adding more to the atmosphere are a number of smokestacks, like giant Mexican chimneas, into which devotees threw herbs and seeds. All places we visited today had intense screening by Chinese officials, ranging from metal detectors, to ...
Thursday 15th September 2000hrs
The start of a hellish 44 hours, on a seat, to Lhasa in Tibet.
Needless to say this was miserable, made worse by toilets that are etched on my brain (but I will spare you from this).
Saturday 17th September 1600hrs
Arrived in Lhasa. Collected at the station and taken to our hotel. We slept.
Sunday 18th September
We toured round the Summer Palace in the ...
... entry of evil, and benign, spirits. I was invited to a family puja there, and given, along with lunch, a banana, a tika and ten rupees.
But back to Tibet. On the way to Tibet we drove north, climbing, through cultivated soft hills of terraces, some so narrow and tiny it seemed but a few blades of rice could grow there. Everything was shades of green, the most pure green being that of the rice fields. Gradually the rice gave way to corn and ...