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... at the greasy, overdone, unappetising food hoping that dinner at our hotel would make up for it. The only good thing was that we were on the roof and had a great view. We were surprised that there was a large group of French tourists there too and I did wonder how they got on with Chinese food as the French are notoriously conservative where food is concerned. We wanted to practice our French but bottled out, apart from 'Merci' for the bottle opener and 'Bon Appetite'. For ...
Wednesday September 10 2014
*The hotel lives up to expectations in terms of hot shower, breakfast, service and tranquility. 307 is a lovely room with large lounge area in front of panoramic windows. Just a shame we have no time to relax indoors. There's too much to do out and about.
*Sadly David He has to return to Guangzhou after breakfast. He flew in just for dinner with AG. He is suffering somewhat from the effects of altitude so ...
... the marble tiled entrance if you ask Mac. As we were leaving. He put on a great show of disco dancing as he accidentally slid on the marble and had to perform some marvellous acrobatics to stay on his feet. Much to the delight of the staff waiting to make their exit for a night of "real" dancing. I have been fascinated by the hotel goodies everywhere we go. there have been tooth brushes and combs to try...soaps and shampoos...moisturisers and sewing kits....shoes shines, slippers ...
... permits for Tibet are not granted for foreign tourists, and for was no exception for us. The official story is due to 'political months' we know by now that the actual reason is because of the huge stream of Chinese tourists due to the Spring Holiday. Nevertheless, as we looked for alternatives to get a taste of Tibet, we soon realized that Shangrila would be the best option. Shangri La, Zhongdian, or Gyalthang, the place has different names to different inhanbitants ...
... We crossed the river by bridge and saw agriculture in abundance here. The farm workers were busy with a variety of crops-Corn, rice, tobacco and more We saw drying houses for the tobacco and cone shaped constructions of huts made from a type of mulch which had a variety of uses including pig enclosures.
We stopped to buy local apples and peaches fresh from the farm- delicious. Then made another stop to pick up our Tibetan guide, who is a member of the Zhang people. We ...