Jinjiang Inn Lhasa Shanghai Plaza
Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... Permit checked once again, just to make sure that we hadn't managed to sneak onto the plane during the flight. We were met by our guide Puntok and driver Penpa, before heading to Zedang, the first capital of Tibet, about a 2 hour drive. Checked into our hotel, the Tsetang, nothing to rave about after our last hotel.
Then back into our van and off to Yumbu Lakang, ...
... of the building is truly majestic and even more so when backed by a clear blue sky with the odd cloud floating pass. After the Potala palace I was going to get a tour of the Jokhang temple and then book my ticket home but as I was leaving the Potala palace I received a text, it was a text from Hong, one of my Everest buddies. He asked if I wanted to go to Nepal with him and Nana, me being me, obviously said yes! So that evening I went to ...
... pushing me along the road then he pulls into the lane to my right and stops
behind the traffic there right next to me!! All i can say is that it appears
taxi drivers are the same the world over and a bunch of fools who cannot drive!!
Every country I go taxis seem to cause road rage or problems for other
After a struggle through the bust streets we arrive at
the grand “Lhasa Hotel”. This was a massive hotel and just getting from
... of the water drinking was that although I had a pee before bed I filled my pee bottle for the first time on the trip with about 2 litres of pee from the drinking in the day. We still woke with headaches and wandering around like wounded animals.
My enthusiasm for Mount Everest base camp was suddenly waining knowing it was another 600 to 800 metres higher although at least we stay in a Yurt that ...
... of the temple
It was extremely beautiful and obviously played a central part in the Tibetan Buddhist faith. Built in the 7th century, the artwork and detail was totally amazing. You could feel the history oozing out of every crack. The smell of the incense and burning yak butter overwhelms the senses as we carefully picked our way over the slippery floors coated with centuries of grease. Wizened old ladies gently pushed us out of the way as ...