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... slowly being redone, as it was either destroyed or simply old, faded and blackened over from the years of dirt, dust and yak butter smoke from the lamps. In 5 years time Tibet will be a different place. The Chinese are expert at reconstructions that look ancient - I remember from my time in China looking at an old building only to realise it was a Starbucks!! The construction and infrastructure that is here is mostly under-utilised, as in closed - reconstructed dzongs ...
... able to heat the room up somewhat. The beds were hard as rocks, but we managed to get a reasonable night's sleep.
In the morning we had a decent breakfast in the hotel's restaurant (it was included in the room rate) of eggs, bacon, a Tibetan pancake, and some hot tea. We started the day with a short drive over to the Palcho Monastery. The most striking feature of this monastery is the Kumbum, which means 10,000 images. This ...
... about my app too! I wrote "black coffee" and the boys got black iced coffee... maybe I should have written Americano! Or hot black coffee! And I wrote "latte" for Alicia and I, and we ended us with a pair of very nice latte coffees, the boys were very jealous! Ours cost less too...
This evening we went to dinner with about half the group, mainly the younger ones. As we only have the truck for aother 5 weeks, we all are starting to think about how it is ...
The following days we would laugh incessantly about what had occurred and to date, this may be just about the funniest thing to happen during my trip. However this opinion would have been quite the opposite had you asked me during the moments following being woken up in such an abrupt manner. One can only imagine what a night vision video of this would look like; two grown men, sitting up in bed, screaming at each other at the top of their lungs from across the room. ...
Today was the start of a 3 day trip in which I would visit some of the other major towns in Tibet as well as Everest Base Camp (EBC), China side. Once again I got up early this morning, to meet my tour buddies for the next 3 days. This time there was only 4 of us plus a driver, travelling in a Toyota land cruiser. Of my new travel companions there was Rui Jin, from Yunan and Nana and Hong from Shenzhen. Our driver was Tibetan but I can't remember his name, we just called him Sze ...