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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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Today is the day most of us have been waiting for, the flight to Tibet. Two members of the tour, Phyllis and Dan, decided to stay behind and enjoy Chengdu a bit more instead of accompany us to Lhasa, so we have plenty of room for the late edition of Chu Fan, XJ's friend from Chongqing. The flight left an hour behind schedule, with no notice or …
... of the 30 hour train trip to Lhasa in bed, sleeping for most of those, and when I got here could hardly walk (backpacks are so much better than luggage with wheels, except when you're not strong enough to carry them) and the sweat was gushing out of me. Add to that I had the starting symptoms of altitude sickness with headaches, nausea, nosebleeds and fatigue and things weren't looking good. Doctors ...
... For breakfast it was a short walk to the nearest Tibetan hole-in-the wall eatery where no-one spoke English but the food was divine. Nobu, my guide for the duration (foreigners are only allowed out unaccompanied in the area around Barkhor Square, and then only on foot; public transport is forbidden without your official guide) kindly wrote a small menu in Tibetan for me so that I could order real food in ...
... along with a good deal I got a song.
The way was bumpy, dusty and dirty, and the last hotel we stayed in was a leftover from the 60's probably for big wigs to tour the mountain after liberation. I'll tell ya it's lost most of it's charm.
After bouncing our way through goat villages, yak pastures and other truly amazing scenes, we arrived at Rongbuk Monastery; as close as you can get in a private car to base camp. We were ...
... costed 0.7 yuan - about 12 cents. She would keep on coming around and filling the cup and making change with the money that was on the table as long as you wanted refills. You could also get food at the tea house - noodles, dumplings, or rice with a little bit of meat and vegetables for 5 yuan.
After lunch, I did a bit of shopping, searching out for a Tibet refridgerator magnet to add to my collection. There are a ridiculous number of shops selling all kinds ...