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... weaved through the outer restaurant tables, were we beset by local vendors trying to sell handicrafts. But there was something else being sold here too, something that is highly valuable as a health remedy that when steeped in a tea or used in cooking, helps all manner of bodily functions, chief among them digestion. Hand-picked and being sold from small boxes, these curious, and let's be honest, pretty ugly petrified worm-like things are called ...
This morning we woke up and boarded our airport bus at 5am to get to the Chengdu airport. Since we were heading to Lhasa, security was expected to be very tight and lengthy. In Beijing, I had to empty my camera bag of everything - something I've never actually had to do before! But at the security this morning in Chengdu, it was fast, courteous and easy! I thought for sure that ...
... the same - rural Tibet with families working communally harvesting their grain crops for the coming winter. This was a fairly conservative ride of 64 km allowing us most of the afternoon camped next to a quick flowing mountain stream so that we can build up energy and strength to take on a 5,200 metre pass tomorrow. Nearest town just back down the road is Lhatse - very minimal. From here on I presume we will be in amongst some of the high peaks of the Himalayas so ...
... autobiography we covered it in newspaper like we used
to do with our grade school textbooks. So today at the border should
be very interesting!
plan is for us to travel with one driver and Ranesh until the Nepal
border where we switch to our Tibetan driver and guide. After an
hour driving in the city we reach the countryside. The smog lifts,
the air clears and we are surrounded by mountains. The scenery gets
... resplendent?) colours with shocking crystal white. Stop for first restaurant meal in a week. Pavel rejecting communal food sharing option, on the basis that they'd already ordered the only 2 things on the menu he's prepared a)to eat and b) to pay for. Consequently I 'have' to order 2dishes for myself and have little sympathy when the aubergine emerges covered in dreaded chillies. After dinner and supplies rode 5km more, the beginning of a pass, and stpped between the ...