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... br> Our guide, Sonam, greets us and we begin the 45 minute drive to our hotel. She tells us that it used to take 2 hours, but they recently completed a new road with several tunnels through the mountains that provides a more direct route. The road is brand new, there is very little traffic, and what traffic there is, is largely newer vehicles, all very different than the crowded, older cars and motorcycles of Nepal. The entire atmosphere ...
... 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 ...
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Have you ever seen "7 years in Tibet"?
If yes, then you can
the magnificience of the Potala Palace.
Standing in front of it,
together,on our gap year,
at 19, was one of the best
We spend 3 days visiting the city,
the monasteries, learning about
tibetan buddhism, ...
... tour guide anywhere outside of the confines of inner Lhasa. Those are the rules so this was the only way it could be. I did my best to roll with it.
In China, Tibet is known as an "autonomous" region. However, Tibet is really its own entity—different language, differ t alphabet, different customs, different people. The angular shape of faces is quite striking. Noses are sharper and cheek bones are set higher on the face. I seem to notice an abundance of ...
It was great.
Getting to Tibet turned out to be a bit of a
wrangle, China was closing the border due to the coming 60th anniversary
of Tibet's "liberation". After many phone calls and some 50 odd emails
we managed to arrange our trip! Amazing what you can achieve when you
are stubborn (sometimes this is a good trait). The net result was that
we were one of only a handful of western tourists that achieved permits.
I understand that ...
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