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... here, and our conclusions may not be entirely accurate, but since this is an area of the world that seems to hold everyone's fascination, we want to write down our impressions as we experience everything.
After our drive in, we have dinner at the Chinese restaurant in the St. Regis hotel and it is fantastic! We even order a bottle of nice red wine, even though we will be sleeping at nearly 12,000 feet tonight, just to splurge. It is a great ...
... with tea, fruit and offerings for his health and wellbeing.
It was with heavy hearts that we set off from the city, there is so much to do and so much more to see. Our next stop was the town of Shigatse for two nights, a short stop on our way to another Tibetan jewel, Mount Everest.
... in the complex. Sort of like visiting the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem: dark, lots of decoration, numerous temples/chapels, packed with visitors, individuals praying, and lots of candles except here it is some type of fatty oil instead of candles. (no, not yak butter - some thick, yucky vegetable stuff).
Outside, between the Temple and a public shopping square, people come to pray. The physical prostration ...
... into a leather holster that’s slung over the shoulder for ease of carry. All day these wheels are kept in motion and people have just learned to adapt to taking care of everyday tasks with only one hand. I wonder what the procedure is when nature calls.
The ancient city center still clings to traditional life as the modernity marches in around it, challenging its customs. The buildings wear new coats of paint but the structure beneath is as it was a ...
... the only 2 of 300 applicants for visas that
our tour company got through.... lucky.
Tibet as a culture really
did feel like it was the combination of China, Nepal, South East Asia
and India, a melting pot of culture amalgamated into what we refer to as
Tibetan. This is already a very long update, so to keep it short we
spent a lot of the time eating Yak meat, touring around various
monasteries (and with their surroundings they were even more ...