Kyichu Hotel (Jiqu Fandian)
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Arrived in Tibet
Drive through the countryside
rivers, mountains, fields, beautiful fall colors
met up with the rest of the group
angry calls to Delta
Kora pilgrimmage around the main temple
shopping for prayer wheels and singing bowls in the market.
tibetan food for …
... Our first day ended, and we finally got some rest, couldn't waiting for the day after! Funny notes: At Norbulingka, I went to the toilet, that seemed more a long horizontal hole where you have to stay suspended, doing your "things" and watching them going away! If you don't like this kind of adventure, avoid the public toiled, that often don't even have doors! What we learnt: - Buddhism is for everyone, from the poorest to the oldest person. ...
... is no longer in circulation, Tibetan language is no longer taught in schools. the Tibetan Flags were gathered and destroyed. There is a great docu-drama called Cry of the Snow Lion that successfully explains everything that happened over the last 40-50 years and I strongly recommend everyone take 2 hours and 10 minutes of their lives to watch this transformation of Tibet. Here ...
... Thinking that I had remembered Dho Kho's directions incorrectly, I tried turning the handle to the right. Within seconds, the water turned from just cold to ice cold, the kind of cold that makes your skin feel like it's burning. At this, I realized, to my horror, that I had really remembered Dho Kho's directions correctly, and that, in a sense, he did not lie. Compared to the frostbite water that had just come out of the shower head, the original water was ...
The streets before dawn strangely still. Stirring soldiers with balaclava faces. Shifting in their coldness. I almost feel sorry for them. The early pilgrims getting into line. Hot bread cakes and butter tea. Old women, stooped, holding spinning mantra wheels shuffle through the darkness. Once the dawn breaks the rising sun sends before it an even colder wind. The temperature drops further. Entering the temple, ...
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