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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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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....
... 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
Today Jane and I have to go separate ways, for the morning at least. The guide had to divide the group in to two for the visit to the Potala Palace, the home of the Dalai Lama. He can only take a maximum of 25 people, Jane was in the first group going at 9.30 am. I had to wait until the next day to go in a much smaller group of 7. Lhasa is an interesting old place it is the capital of Tibet and is one of the highest cities in the world at almost 4000m. The name ...
... AJ had spent the day on his own on a separate visit and turned up at the hotel in the evening, not long after we returned. He was giddy as a kid at Christmas, loaded up with souvenirs and clearly boosted up on the energy of his spiritual visit. A stark contrast to those of us (i.e. all of us) who weren't quite so spiritually connected.
Paldin gave us time off(!) following the afternoon visit which was a bonus. Annie and I took the opportunity to wander round the shops ...
... as enormous flashes of light lit up the sky around us. No amount of "we wouldnt take off if it wasnt safe" reassurances could console me, and thankfully once we evened out it was fine all the rest of the way.
I arrived into Beijing then on the morning of the 19th about 9 in the morning, got a taxi to the hotel where there was a letter waiting for me from Bonnie to let me know the permit was all good but we still werent sure if we had seats on ...