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This hotel was fab and certainly worth paying the price for. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly
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The Tibetan mountains were angry last night and gave our cook group a good downpour. Nevertheless, I got a good night's sleep in the truck.
The morning breakfast cooking was a wind chilling affair. Every single metal implement froze both my hands to the point where I could not bend my fingers.
Very soon, we were at a checkpoint. The police officers ere so kind and gave me a flask of hot water and a place to warm my feet ...
This morning we visited the Potala Palace. It was built in the 7th century. The white part of the building is the original. In the 17th century the 5th Dalai Lama extended the palace to its present size. The red coloured part of the palace is the extension. It is made from wood which is remarkable as it has not rotted at all. The palace is 113.7 meters high and has thirteen storeys. It contains living ...
... back to the checkpoints. They were strange. Everyday we would encounter the following checkpoints:
1) Speed checkpoint - this is where the driver is given a piece of paper with a time stamp as to when he arrived at the first checkpoint, he would then have to give that piece of paper to the next checkpoint which will then determine whether he was speeding during that stretch of road. Often the driver would pull over for 20 minutes before the ...
... group visited one of the most photogenic and atmospheric of all the world's 'must-see' attractions - Potola Palace, home of the exiled Dalai Lama. It was definitely a truly memorable experience, the palace soars into the sky in front of the mountains and clear blue sky and we also went inside to see stupas laden with gold and the bedroom and meeting rooms used by the Dalai Lama before his exile. We sampled some more Tibetan food including Bobos ...
This morning I got up somewhat refreshed but with a full-blown cold. I knew I needed to buy some medicine today. I went to take a shower, this time in the stall that I had used before, expecting warm water. Much to my dismay, it was the same situation as my very first shower here, so I sucked up my courage and took another cold shower.
When I finished cleaning up, I ate breakfast then prepped to meet Tsedor later. It had not ...