Travel Blogs from Tsetang
... where a beautiful turkey river (that seemed more like a lake), surrounded by sandy dunes with rocky mountains on the background: this all left us with an open mouth.
Do you know when in The Lion King, Mufasa shows to Simba all his kingdom and tell him the famous sentence: "Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom"?
That was basically what appeared under our eyes! Magical moment!
Unfortunately, we couldn't enjoy it so much, since our driver ...
Today was just really a travelling day, heading from Kathmandu to Tsetang in Tibet.
The flight from Kathmandu flies close to Everest and we were able to see the mountain from the air...although it felt like the plane dipped to the left as everyone tried to peer out the windows on that side!
Forewarned about Chinese customs we diligently checked our guide books for any images of the current Dalai Lama - banned in China and a potential reason to ...
... we had lunch which consisted of a vegetable noodle soup and stir fried capsicum and yak meat which were delicious.
After lunch we drive back to Tsetang first to get some tissues and try to buy mouth wash in that we had no success so we continued on to Yumbu Lakang especially to obtain some horse photos for Fiona and I am pleased to say in that we succeeded now back to Yarlung River Hotel to change money and ...
... was certainly easier than walking. The next stop was the Traduk Temple built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gombo.
More photos inside and we also lit prayer candle each. From there back to the hotel to do some work on the blog and check on home news via bigpond and also view a few of our videos with Dicky.
Dinner at our hotel was again perfect what more could one ask for in a day.
... often that it was a real pity that these initiatives were not better recognised or even acknowledged by our somewhat arrogant western societies who regularly paint China as an over-exploiting and uncaring polluter with little or no regard for environmental matters.
Coming into the township of Tsedang our hearts sank as the outskirts of the town were extremely poor and like everything, coated with dust and debris. This ...