Lhasa Century Hotel
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Barely but I'm alive in Tibet. Here's one for those of you that believe in the power of positive thought.
After my disappointment at Huashan, whatever bug I'd contracted and was just ignoring (as much as I could as long as a toilet was nearby) took over and it became a huge fever. Before, I had so much to look forward to that it didn't have a chance to get any stronger.
I spent over ...
... me really incensed next time we meet, just ask me about the human rights violations being perpetrated by the Chinese government forces every day in Tibet.)
However, my hotel (yes, a real hotel with hot water and electricity and everything - lush! I took a 2-hour shower my first night there, just because I could) was just around the corner from Barkhor Square and the Jokjang Temple, and was ...
... at the hue below, and the variance of the scenery
with snow covered Mt. Nojin kangtsang at 7206metres in the distance. Warned that the weather could be much colder at the top of the pass, we had all included wet and warm weather gear, which was certainly put to good use. Local folk held yaks shrouded ...
We saw several Dzongs, or forts, and several monasteries that had been destroyed during the "Liberation". I nearly got into a fight with a woman in Shigatse trying to buy my mom a pair of silver earrings. She grabbed my wallet, at which I said no more deal, and then followed me yelling for a city block. I did end up buying some real nice stuff right outside of the Panchen Lama's home monastery. It was a shop for pilgrims, not ...
... Permit checked once again, just to make sure that we hadn't managed to sneak onto the plane during the flight. We were met by our guide Puntok and driver Penpa, before heading to Zedang, the first capital of Tibet, about a 2 hour drive. Checked into our hotel, the Tsetang, nothing to rave about after our last hotel.
Then back into our van and off to Yumbu Lakang, ...