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... hillside that this monastery is built upon. We were lucky enough to witness the young monks making stupa statuary out of tsompa. Tsompa is a dough made from barley and is the morning staple of Tibetan Buddhists.
After touring Tashilhunpo, we had an excellent dinner in town at the Tashi Restaurant. We both had Indian food -- Sharon had chicken butter masala and I had chicken tandoori, all with garlic naan and jasmine tea. Yum.
... most impressive in terms of temples and other buildings in the complex,
many of which are actually rather modern creations.
As with Lhasa, Shigatse has both an old Tibetan city and a
modern new Chinese one with wide boulevards in a grid pattern ad lots of bland
modern concrete, tile and glass covered buildings. I’ve read descriptions of
the Tibetan parts which describe them as atmospheric and dusty, but even there
... said between them and a noticeable giggle followed. The others in the tour group insisted they were flirting with me. With all due respect, the thought of this felt a little odd.
After a good nights sleep, we were off bright and early for another lengthy but yet again, stunning drive, as we were headed to Rombuk and Mount Everest Base Camp. We hit our highest elevation of 17,212 feet at one of the mountain passes and arrived at Rombuk just before sunset...
To be ...
... whole time we were followed by someone on a motorbike. I think the guy was bodyguard/security for the guy in the red car. Anyway, it turns out that the gated compound is police accommodation! By now the red car (and it's shadow) has left us and we were looking for a specific house in the compound, when we got there we knocked on the door and the person we were looking for wasn't there. The Tibetan house keeper spoke to the old lady in Tibetan for a couple of minutes and ...