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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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... has stood the test of time!
The Tibetans are beautiful people - they are friendly and happy and gentle. Also - very optimistic - often smiling
The little children would wave to us and practice saying "hello and goodbye." Their parents never discouraged this behavior . .
Many folks partially cover their faces. The women do this because it's a bit of a fashion statement and this also helps to keep moisture in. ...
And the yetis? Nope. Not a one. Sorry.
I'm off to Vietnam now, so I'll put up another post from there. Well, probably after I've been and gone, given my recent posting history....
... to Sera Monastery where we would see the "Buddhism Scriptures Debating". I had no idea what to expect because of course it would all be in Tibetan and when I thought about debates I pictured a presidential debate with two opponents on opposite sides making their case. This was very different, there were multiple groups of monks debating and yes it was all in Tibetan but still a very interesting sight. The standing monk would ask the questions to the sitting monks who would ...
... a huge army convoy, the soldiers crammed in the back of trucks waved every time we stopped for a pee (due to the altitude we have to drink lots of water which has to come out at some point, so our pee stops were about every half hour!) We climbed high onto the plateau gaining a huge amount of altitude in a short time. We had two great bush camps on the way to the capital, being visited by curious Tibetans and the odd Yak!
We jumped on a China Airlines plane to make the skip over the Himalayas into Lhasa, capital of the ‘autonomous’ region of Tibet. In reality it has been governed with a rod of iron by the Chinese since they ‘invaded’ it in 1959. Along the way, we got our first ...