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... of hot water. I had not warmed up, despite curling up under my yak shawl in the car and covering myself in fluff so,it was nice to feel my feet again. Out we went on a mission to find the artists village and a silver charm for my collection (pity someone else now has it :-( ), some lunch and lunch at the the Semet Cafe - highly recommended by Sonam. First stop the artists village of Dropling, which we find out way to like locals, both impressed with ...
... come into the city from the farmlands, leaving their homes for weeks, sometimes months in order to come and pray together.
There are only a few monks left in Jokhang now, and they are effectively prisoners; allowed to stay in order to keep the temple running, so long as they don't talk to the ...
... petunias, marigolds and other blooms, which in the past provided a colourful display for residents and visiting tourists today. The gardens are believed to be the world's highest, largest and best preserved ancient garden, with clever architecture and sculptures contributing to the beauty of the gardens. In Tibetan, its name means "Treasure Garden or Park" so during the ...
... Street which surrounds the Jokhang Temple, watching the committed Buddhists walk clockwise around the temple praying feverishly by whirling their prayer wheels. We visited numerous nic-nac shops and managed to buy a few.
Walked downtown on a freezing night and happened upon Snowland Restaurant(aptly named), where we ate Nepalese curries to warm us up.
... to feed it (it didn't like apples but did like grapes) and get their picture taken with it.
Sun, Sept 29th
Last day in Lhasa! I will be glad to get out of the big city. After a breakfast of yogurt and half a pomelo (sort of like grapefruit but milder and like 4x the size), we had a 9:00 am appointment to visit the Potola Palace, the most famous symbol of Tibet. This meant we needed to arrive at 8:30 to go thru ...