Yuanfeng Hebei Hotel
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... so often ironically referred to it as the 'cultural revolution'. She was always very paranoid about the very regular checkpoints on the roads and continued to remind us not to take photos of any of them. We would often ask her about other tourists she's worked with and she'd share her experiences, but then it made us sad to find out that she will never be allowed to get a passport because she is Tibetan. She is never allowed to leave the country. Gosh.
... This time when they ask for my permit I tell them I don't have one. Not sure if they would call the cops or just turn me back... they talk back and forth for a few minutes. I'm not sure why I'm still waiting but I wait patiently. Suddenly one girl gets up, comes over and starts speaking English. "You Ric********es" she says. I say "No"... misunderstanding the situation. She says again "No... you ARE Ric********es, ok?" I figure it out after they explain that mr ...
... like 50's era. All of the palaces were very nice but not very "palacial".
We caught the bus back to our part of town and checked out the huge pharmacy with the interesting Chinese medicines. Most of the boxes were in Chinese, but one of the more interesting bottles with English was called "Essence of Kangaroo."
Tonight, we had reservations as a group at one of the fancier restaurants at town, called Dunya. We've decided to celebrate a fake ...
... keep it frozen year-round and avoid buckling of the rails in the warmer months.
We weren't lucky enough to benefit from such engineering prowess on the roads; we had a very bumpy head-banging ride across buckled roads as a consequence of the summer thaw.
We reached Lhasa on Monday afternoon and checked into a family-run hotel in the old ...
... the dining car so that we could have a good view of the countrside.
Our Chinese Dining Car Staff showed no interest in serving customers and this remained constant for the next 34 hours. We bought coffee so that we could stay there, most people opted to stay in their designated seats and so there was never a demand for seats in the dining car. Two other tables were occupied by Chinese playing cards and stamping ...
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