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Travel Blogs from Lhasa
After a solid nights sleep we were up and had breakfast at the restaurant at the hotel. The restaurant caters to tourists so I had eggs and hashbrowns, nothing exciting. After breakfast we met up with our local guide Tashi and our driver who took us to the Drepung monastery on the other side of Lhasa. It was built in 1416 in a small valley at the foot of a mountain overlooking Lhasa. The rain we had gotten overnight had stopped by the time we got there and the sky ...
... wind, green for water, yellow for earth and red for fire. These are the streamers w see absolutely everywhere including in Mongolia. Passed a few villages with their mud brick walls, flat roofs and surrounding walls. Flat roofs as it actually doesn't snow here. It rains or if it snows it melts straight away. Average winter night temperature minus ten and daytime plus ten. Dung was being dried along the road and later piled on top of each ...
... base in the world at 4,704m above sea level.
The Qingshuihe Bridge is the longest railway bridge on the tibet
railway line at 11.7km in length. The bridge is constructed over the Hoh
Xil Nature Reserve which is at 4,600m above sea level.
So, this is it!!!!!!!!! I'm on my way .
#Living the DREAM!!!!!!!!
... br> There was one more highlight to be had before we returned to the hotel, or rather in returning to the hotel. It was a fair old walk back so we decided to take a cycle rickshaw. It's a tough business for the rickshaw riders because there are many rickshaws and few customers so if you give even the slightest impression that you might be a customer half a dozen rickshaw riders will immediately attempt, quite physically, to coax you into their cab. The price we agreed was ...
... group of workers stopped in
their tracks upon seeing me (the typical reaction I receive from locals in China), which made me a little forlorn as I wanted them to continue singing. I turned my attention to the second group, which was on the rooftop of a nearby building, and where most of the group did not notice my presence and therefore continued singing. After the shock wore off of the first group, they began their work again, and I turned towards ...