The Tibet Cang-gyan Lhasa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... ish smell of the butter lamps and the thyme scented incense burning in all the chapels. It turns out that the yak butter is not only used for the Monastery candles, food and the monks' butter tea, but also to make beautiful sculptures. After a few days, I think we too took on the scent of yak butter and thyme, which lingers in the air all over Tibet.
The following day the jeep took us further to the city of Xigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, after Lhasa. ...
... white top mountains.
While riding through this snow covered region we noticed
a number of cars parked up on a hill ahead and then realized what they had
stopped for was a massive glacier stuck to the edge of a mountain. Of course we
had to stop and take in all this wonderful scenery. The glacier was still quite
far away but according to some it was just off the road a few years ago.
Onwards we head and finally arrive into a small town
where we are to ...
... 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.
... rank today was the legendary Potala Palace. The steep stairs up to the palace itself were not as hard as I thought they might and as I watched some of the other tourists literally crawl up on their hands and knees gasping for breath I was extremely happy that we were all well acclimatized. Sue was quite nervous that she wouldn’t survive all the steps but with grit and tenacity she slowly made her way up, reaching the top in excellent shape and extremely ...
... the flight's not too terrible. Same can't be said of the food - a Spam burger. I am literally dragged out of my seat by Ashok the guide to look at Mount Everest out of the window, despite my telling him that I 'don't do' looking out of windows on planes. It is bloody impressive though.
Arrive Lhasa, altitude 3658m/12,002ft. Getting through immigration wasn't too bad thanks to the group visa. However, Bonnie & Jason the Americans get their Lonely Planet ...