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... for a light lunch. Chinese of course. Langmusi is quite a backpacker centre with a fair few travel companies advertising trekking and nomad experiences. After 4 nights spent in a nomad tent in Kyrgyzstan, we feel we can tick that box.
*AG has a Yak burger which he says unsurprisingly tastes like beef. It looks like a mince sandwich. Interestingly many Chinese cafés and restaurants have bowls of raw garlic cloves on the table. We notice some ...
... only pay an entrance fee
of 3£ but many also leave money at the various ‘sacred spots’ around the
complex. At the end of each day the monks collect all donated money. You can
also pay to ‘sponsor’ a monk who will then pray for you each day and remember
you in his chants. SG ungenerously thinks what an easy way for rich people to
feel spiritually fulfilled without having to go through the strenuous exercise
of prostration ...
... white air and wind, red fire, green water and lastly yellow symbolises earth.
*Many of the middle aged and older Tibetan people we are meeting do not speak Chinese. This must be a problem, living as they do in Qinghai province. Nowadays children attending school must learn Chinese. This can only improve their employment prospects in later life if they choose not to work on the land. It should also help the minority peoples to play a more active role ...
This morning I had some fried bread from a street vendor for breakfast. Aside from the fact that it was fried, so in other words probably not the most healthy, it was delicious! Our group then headed to the Labrang Monastery for a tour in English. The monastery was established in 1709. Many of the buildings were destroyed during the cultural revolution and have been rebuilt since 1980. In its prime, ...
This morning we hit the road again and the temperature has definitely cooled down. I wore a tank top and shorts but on the bus I had to add a sweater and throw a blanket over my legs. I thought it might just have been on the bus but when we stopped for a bathroom break it was quite cool outside. Since they did construction all night at the building next door, I didn't sleep well so I ...
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