Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... t really tell the difference between one monastery and another! It was perhaps made worse by the fact that we seemed to be in some way interrupting those people who were actually worshiping at the monasteries, although they never seemed to mind at all.
By lunchtime we were back in the city, monasteried out again. Still we met up with Stephen and visited a temple (i.e. another monastery!) in the heart of the city before lunch was allowed! This one was a little more compact ...
... the scenes, the music, the language, the food, the money, trying to figure out how to turn the light on in my room - 8501 which of course is on the 5th floor... and on and on. Hey I am not complaining - I did not come here for familiar and this is about as out there as landing in Tunisia in 1977.
Tibet thus far has turned out to be an incredibly strange and facinating place. Let the journey continue.....
A wonderful final night of celebrations was had by all last night. We had dinner and many drinks until we got kicked out of the restaurant as they were closing. We were not ready to call it a night so headed around the streets looking for a bar that was open. Found this tiny Tibetan
bar in one of the back streets where the people made us feel very welcome and reignited our belief that the Tibetan people were warm and welcoming not ...
... of the road. Main reason was that it had Wifi and I could get a signal from my room. All I needed was the password and I thought a meal and drink was a fair exchange for that password. Ended up spending an hour using the internet here while I had a nepelese Yak noodle dish for dinner.
Day 2 - Norbulingka, Tibet Museum, Markets, Circuit of Potala Palace, Potala Square
Couldnt visit any of the monasteries without a guide so decided to visit the Tibetian Museum. ...
... or at least a distinctive Tibetan culture. It is now a museum and I guess the only main man made tourist attraction in Tibet. Built in the 17th century it has a much older feel, seeming more medieval to my western European sensibilities. No grand ballrooms and ornate stucco work like its French contemporary the palace of Versailles. What it does have is architecture not seen anywhere else in the world, beautiful painted walls, numerous shrines and the most ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking