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18-09-13 Shigatse to
Today was to be another one of those early starts and
when my alarm went off at 06h15 I simply felt like switching it off and going
back to sleep. As we are still up at about 3400m, the altitude certainly seems
to want to make one sleep non stop. Energy wise it simply knocks one for hell
... la. The train staff was really found of foreigners so much that she came to each one of us, with a guy able to speak english, and gave us informations about where we were or how we felt. They even transmitted by radio some tibetans habits we should respect, in chinese and in english language. So cool! Finally our aim was close, everybody got ready to got down and then you could feel in the air the general excitement. We made the last photo with Quo, our cabinmate and felt ...
... w thought that the police had to check the travel permit but that was not the case at all. They acted as point to point speed cameras. A piece of paper was stamped with a time and the time it had to take to next police check was calculated. And so it continued. If we drove too fast we had to stop and wait before going through the check point. Probably a good idea as the divers here are anything but safe. The lake, so holy that one can not use it for anything ...
... for transportation, permits and a guide from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake to Gyantse to Shigatse to New Tingri to Qomolunga National Park to Mount Everest to Old Tingri to Zhangmu which is the border town to Nepal. Our guide would help us get through customs and then we were on our own in Nepal.
I decided with the cost of the trip that I would save some money and book ...
... droplets of cold water touched my back, I nearly jumped out of my skin and hurriedly washed.
Finished with the shower, I was certainly wide awake at this point. I washed my face, brushed my teeth, and got dressed. After all of this, I headed up to the third floor for breakfast, for which I had made a reservation the night before. The breakfast was a delicious set of eggs, fried bread,
yogurt, orange “juice,” and hot tea. As I began to eat ...
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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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