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... think a larger version of Box Hill, with less cars and NO ENGLISH SIGNS whatsoever. The majority of people there speak Mandarin and Jason failed Grade 5 Mandarin 3 times as a kid, so this was going to be interesting. Walking into a restaurant, actually walking anywhere, the locals immediately thought we were Chinese so would ALWAYS start their rapid Chinese talk as we stood with dumbfounded looks on our faces. We decided downloading a Mandarin App was going ...
... clearing... I look at the ground and suddenly realize I'm standing on a road. I look one way and see nothing... I turn my head and I see lights! I walk down towards them hoping this is my guy! As I get closer I hear him say "You get lost?" Mother F%#*er! Seriously?! I throw my pack in the back and slide the blanket back over. "Let's go" he says. I couldn't agree more! Tibet! The morning comes and it's clear we have reached the Tibetan plateau. To my right a ...
... one hour inside this building, where we were not allowed to take photos. Our guide pointed out seats and tombs of many of the past Dalai Lamas. Also, pictures of some of the past Dalai Lamas up to the 13th. The photo of the current and 14th Dalai Lama is not allowed to be seen here as he has been banished. Potola palace is also the winter home of the Dalai Lamas. In all, there are 1000 rooms in Potola but we only saw a small fraction of them.
After Potola, ...
... moines apprentis. Par petits groupes allant de deux à dix moines, les discussions prennent par ici et la, selon un rituel tres précis, mais pas forcement disciplinées ou calmes. Tandis qu’un intervenant, debout, pose les questions en tapant bien fort dans ses mains pour appuyer ses propos, l’autre intervenant, assis, tente d’y répondre. A les voir, on dirait presque que la façon de taper dans les mains importe autant que le reste. Parfois même, les ...
... morning from the Seven Sages Hostel and on arrival at the station she mounted the footpath and weaved her way through the clusters of people to drop us off right at the barrier where you must show your tickets to enter the departures area.
One hour before our departure we were scanning the assembled passengers for train T165 in this "Lounge" I was immediately approached by a man (who through sign language) offered ...