Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel
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... between the APEC countries. A professor of Peking University noted that there is a great danger to push forward economic reforms and leave behind the Cultural and Spiritual aspects, be it within or without a religion. This remark made me consider the situation of violence in Mongolia. This country received Budhism from Tibetan monks and so they follow the same path of Budhism. On the other hand, it seems to me that misery is much higher in ...
... perched along the ridge of the hill. The whiteness, however is tainted in places, but when we commented about this to Jake, our guide, he said that it is re painted annually to maintain its original colour. Jake regaled us with stories of the Dalai Lamas, all laid to rest here, except for the sixth one, who disappeared. Apparently he had a reputation for disguising in ordinary clothes and mixing with the folk who lived in the ...
... western toilets and no dining car either. The scenery was not as spectacular as you were led to believe --- trains through the Alps in Switzerland were much better. Last but not least the acclimatizing effect was useless in my case as I was sucking oxygen at around 4500 meters. So if you ever plan to travel to Tibet --- just fly! Anyways, the trip to Tibet aside once I made it here the experience was mostly positive --- ...
... kept concentrated on the street, hoping to not throw up or make an accident! :/
Samye Monastery and the pray hill
Once in Samye, the monastery was almost closes, so we had to postpone the tour to the morning after. But we still had the time to enjoy the warm day and to climb the hill full of pray flags.
On the top, the wind started to blow stronger and all the colored pray flags waved around us.
We kept going to climb till the top where a ...
... smell was all around, and it was very atmospheric there.
In the evening we had dinner with the group, and had a walk around town later. Right next to the hotel, there is a pink shop, with lots of cute uneccessary things, so we got stuck there for an hour, buying lots!
I am still feeling the altitude a little bit, although it is not as bad as many others. I get a headache quite easily, and my nose bleeds, ...