Travel Blogs from Xigaze
... would bring them good fortune and prosperity. He said that Buddha teaches you to be a good person at heart and that coming to ask his holiness for good fortune and prosperity was mis-guided. I thought that was very insightful. I don't believe in religion, in fact I think it is the greatest mind control trick ever invented by the human race. I don't understand why people have to belief that there is a god ...
... cute black puppies trying their luck with our leftovers. Fortunately Amy decided not to try and make friends with any of them and apart from the laughs that ensued when she believed me when I told her: that if she held in a **** she'd get bad breath; we had a much calmer day.Once again we headed towards the sun; every turn seemed to make me twitch for my camera as a perfect postcard vista appeared; white mountain tops, glaciers and a huge cobalt blue ...
I remember when, as a child, you would be sat upon the washing machine during the spin, what fun. Try it for 5 hours after two nights with no sleep and being cold. Having seen all of the scenery the day before as we doubled back to the nice smooth highway, it meant reading or some iPad activity an attractive endeavour. The bumpy road made doing anything impossible, it was practically torture, but so very worth the experience. The night was almost the same as ...
17-09-13 A day in Shigatse
After a wonderful night in the grand "Tashi Choe Ta
Hotel" we all had breakfast and went off to explore this city. Zander had
arranged a trip to the larhe Monastery overlooking the city.
We walked along the dusty streets looking at all the
small shops etc, most of which were mainly Chinese Restaurants or motorcycle
Like any Chinese city there were cars beeping their
horns all around you and trying to cross the road was a ...
... br> area that looks like a dried up seabed. It was here we stopped for break and as
we were down to about 3500m I was feeling a bit better. The weather had got
better and with clear blue sky's it was getting quite warm.
I decided it was time to take off my one piece rainsuit
but that could only be achieved if someone was willing to help!! With the amount
of energy I had there was no ways I would get this thing off alone and so Rory
gave me a ...