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... a painting of a mandala - ritual symbol of Buddhism.Painted on the rocks on the mountainside were several teachers or lamas who resided at this monastery in years past.
We then proceeded to enter several of the many chapels in the monastery. There is a common theme to most of them. There is some type of butter burning and worshippers bring their own dried or melted butter to add to the burning. This used to be Yak butter, but that has become too expensive and is ...
... top. Another thing ticked off the bucket list :) Day 7 - Today we drove back to Lhasa and had a few short stops along the way. The first stop was at Palkor Monastery which was pretty much the same as all the other monasteries! Next we went to see the Karola glacier which is 5560m above sea level and is the second highest glacier in Tibet (after Everest). The glacier was pretty spectacular and we were tempted to take a photo of ourselves in front of it and pretend it was Everest but ...
I don't even know where to begin with this amazing day...I journaled on the way up and really do not know if I have the energy to write it all down here. Right now I am in a 'hut' up at the roof of the world. We were at 7200 meters but are now at 4500. The hut is funky and cool...you will have to see pics. The view out my window is one of the mountain tops with prayer flags flying from the top, but I can't see ours from here. Each person in the group got a set of prayer flags and ...
... scripture debates at the one time, asking questions, clapping hands and laughing as the incorrect answers are given … an entertaining sight.
Once again on our own, we visited a "supermarket" for some supplies and managed, through sign language, to buy a pack of English playing cards to keep us amused on our train journey, all for the pricely sum of 60 cents.
Snow predicted again ...
... a lot!
At those prices and clearly giving the locals something to talk about we should have stayed and had a few more but the second most important thing on a pub crawl is to keep moving, so we did. AJ wisely departed to indulge in some other form of local culture whilst the remaining six of us set off to find another watering hole.
We found one of our preferred bars was now open so we went in, happy to be back on track! But alas they were only selling imported, ...