Xin Ding Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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There's a bit of that here, of course, (inner peace through impulse buying---okay, well a lot of it) but it's also truly holy place, similar in feel to how I've felt in Jerusalem and the Vatican City in Rome.
And it is amazing. Absolutely amazing. It's a time warp visit to a place that is a little in this century and a lot in a way …
... yet the people here don't turn to violence for an answer. I thought that the Chinese professor had touched a very true reality. The Mongolian people is leaving behind its Budhist beliefs to jumpsbody and soul in the consumer society. So what I don't have and the others have, I grab by force if necessary. This explanation appeals to meTomorrow afternoon, I am flying to Beijing where i will arrive late. So probably I won't write an entry then.
... but Jake chose his own wife, a good choice he reckons!!!!!!! Jake started his working life doing reception work in hotels, and other like jobs while he studied at night to become a tour guide. Jake originally comes from a village higher up in the mountains, but now lives permanently in Lhasa. When he was a baby, his parents moved to Lhasa as many family's do with concerns about the strain the thin air places on a baby's breathing.
... driven up to the rear of the Palace and made our way in from the back thus avoiding the punishing climb up the stairs in the front of the Palace. Another daytime symptom of altitude is shortness of breath, sometimes extreme, and accompanying headaches from exertion. So being taken up to the rear of the Palace was perfect for us! After a few hours exploring the many rooms, halls and meeting places inside, we reached the roof of the Palace and were treated to a commanding ...
... very watery congee and dumplings. It didn't look all that but it felt good eating it. I could feel the warmth coming back into my body. After food I went for a walk to try to walk off the AMS, not really such a good idea, but I didn't want to waste another day. Plus my logic was that I had to acclimatise so I should venture out and try to breath in the local air! It would be the slowest ever walk around town, survived for about 6 hrs or ...