Travel Blogs from Nyingchi
... At their source here, at high elevation, one can be had for about 10 RMB (about 1.70 Canadian). Once this precious commodity has been resold to others and eventually sold from shops in big cities, they can fetch close to $1,000 per pound for top quality cordyceps, according to 2010 pricing. But I digress! Lunch was round-table laughter, jokes and spirited conversation followed by more driving, descending further into town where we drove into ...
... be a problem since there were five of us foreign media types, things would be tense, but not at all! There were storms and heavy rain in Nyingchi, Tibet, where we were headed, so our plane was delayed quite a long time. Eventually we were bound for Tibet, the real destination for this trip. Once we got to the hotel, a grand spacious one with a bed the size of a small moon, we ...
... is nicely appreciated.
Today's ride offered some provocative views of Chinese modernisation versus Tibetan traditionalism. At one point there was what seemed to be a Chinese military training centre with brand new multi storied buildings that included an officer's training college, living quarters, boot camp, school for kids, basketball courts, etc. virtually on the opposite of the road were the fairly basic traditional farm cottages of the Tibetans made out ...
... but the roads get more dicey. We are literally rockin'
and rollin' down the “road.” The driver, in my opinion, has more
skill than a NASCAR driver as he spins the wheel to the left and the
right to avoid ditches, dogs, children, and random boulders. At
times my butt was literally off the seat (but our hands never leaving
the “oh ****” handle). All we could do was marvel at the public
buses that were also on the road with ...
... road. 45km day. 28 sep Say farewell (again) to M and P and crack on up what turns out to be a relatively easy climb- the pass is long and flat at the top. The descent was not unbroken, but still made rapid progress down the valley. Even clocking the frightening pace of 75.2km/hr (the maximum speed for the trip, I hope!) A few km before baxoi I met a french couple on a tandem and chatted to them for some time. AFter wasting an hour in the town, m and p turned up! I left ...
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