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... very good at interpreting Mandarin! Hilariously funny and killed some time. Then we found a movie, with English subtitles. There is not much time to read the English and it's written so small, I have to lie a foot from the TV to be narrator!!! With re packing and washing done, movie ending with a happy ever after, it is time for dinner and we venture only as far as the hotel restaurant where the owners are German, Nepali and Tibetan and they offer Westarn ...
... their were stairs to climb and it wasn't just a flat path. Definite credit for multitasking! Sera Monastery was founded by Jamchen Choje Shakya Yesh and built in 1419. The monastery has three colleges, an assembly hall, and thirty-three houses. What was interesting about this monastery was the printing room, it was here where they sell various texts related to Buddhism but they also had all the wooden templates for some of the ...
... on what I've noticed, but it has been nice to see people believe in something and openly practise what they believe. This was very evident today when we visited the Joktang Temple in the centre of the old town area. Walking up the square to the
temple, it is unobtrusive, sitting comfortably in its surrounds, blending in with the homes and shops. The only ostentatious thing about the building are two large gold prayer wheel ...
... floors above ground, and four below to support the structure. It was destroyed once, but built again. Successive Dalai Lamas and monks have lived here and ministered to Tibetan citizens's spirituality as well as work with Beijing as a seat of government. The Dalai Lamas and Tibet have been an integral part of China's governance for centuries, this is clear to see in scores of writings and in paintings & drawings. Since we are here on an official capacity from Beijing, ...
... was the Tibetan people who were trying to hawk you stuff/beg for money. At every tourist location people try to hawk you stuff, it's a given. Most of the time you can decline politely and if you ignore them for long enough they will go away. But they came with their kids and the children used really aggressive tactics, they would wrap themselves around your leg so you couldn't walk away! The first time that happen ...