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Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... coming in via the take away menu. Not much garlic is used and the main condiments were cummin, salt, a little chilli in the form of the tiny whole chillies and dark soy sauce.
So special to have this chance to learn about the culture whilst learning the cooking style as well. What will I take away as something new to me? The jelly like bean curd that we had. I haven't used it before and I am going to take a closer look in the Asian grocery sections when we get home.
... was that the city appeared to be in the midst of two invasions. The first was the thousands of pilgrims doing the kora for the last day of the Saga Mantha festial. Thousands upon thousands of pilgrims were completing the 2 and a half hour circuit around the Potala Palae and Jongkung Temple. Many of them were practicing body length prostration. We joined in the flow of the young and the old, prayer wheels turning, mantras being muttered and the clear aura of faith ...
... the rooms we walked through looked quite livable and interesting. Would have been nice to of had a couple of photos or at least post cards of the inside.
After the palace headed out and made out way out the back and down the mountain towards the park out the back from where we headed back towards the hostel to have lunch. Tried the yak butter tea but to me it just tasted like salty, slightly milky water with a bit of butter. definately couldnt taste any tea. Didnt really ...
... was humbling. People prostrating themselves hour after hour, or circum-ambulation - walking round and round a holy site, while praying, often for hours at a time. Our guide DAWA was an amazing resource as we explored the culture and history of Tibet. We had a wonderful time. People were so nice everywhere.
The last picture is of our guide, Dawa and driver, Doyje on our last day together.
Hope you enjoy the pics.
... we were lost and wanted to know why we had taken so long, it transpired that the rest of the group has been waiting in the van for an hour! We wanted to stay longer and catch a taxi back but the guide was concerned that he would get into trouble, personally i dont think this was the case as the ticket man has let us back in without him but we didnt want to get the guide into trouble. We were bundled back into thevan and back to the hotel.
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