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... who is one of the most celebrated), uses over 3,500kg! The current Dalai Llama is the 14th in case you are wondering and it will be a shame if China keep him in exile even in death. On the way out, we get involved in the painting of the palace. Hundreds of volunteers paint the palace the way painting a building that size should be done. Get a bucket of paint and throw it at the wall! Our involvement is involuntary ...
... and on top of that all trains out of Lhasa onto China were suspended after the last week in December.... meant that the 'exciting 5-day overland trek in and interesting 3-day train ride out' segment of my trip soon turned into a 'fly in/fly out or wait until April' segment of the trip. Oh bugger.
Still, who knows when I will ever be this close to the Tibetan border again, and given the ...
... altitude. Later in the day, a mad could be seen herding a flock of sheep to lower land, perhaps with the onset of Autumn approaching. A group of Tibetans gathered around a large pile of rocks where colourful prayer flags were strung forming a tower and where the burning of offerings occurs. Eventually, the coach pulled up
... was this man's standard driving style.
During this hair raising drive I really began to appreciate the beauty of the landscape. It's not lush and green, but there is a harsh reality to it that really gets to you. If ever I envied a goat herder, that would have been the time.
After a bit we descended and drove along what seemed to be a river, but was in fact a lake encircling a huge island. It was a nice drive and there ...
Onwards and upwards
We were up before the sun this morning to say goodbye to Shangri-la and our fantastic accommodation, the Songstam Hotel, with their ever helpful and smiling staff. As we were leaving before breakfast they packed a picnic breakfast for us and said farewell. On to the airport where we checked in for our ...