Travel Blogs from Lhasa
... then a mile or so prior to the check point cars are parked along the road waiting until the minimum time has elapsed.
We headed back to Barkhor St on our own. We were very proud of ourselves that we managed to find our way through the maze of narrow winding alleys. We did a bit more shopping (Christmas gifts) & even found the Shambala restaurant I read about on Trip Advisor. Yes, we have now eaten at the House of Shambala. The menu was ...
... Monastory - we drive to the out skirts of Lhasa & approach a Monastory built into the base of a mountain. It consists of a collection of residential, temples & a large assembly hall. It is not as crowded as Sera Monastry & we have a good walk around the various buildings - this is the 3rd Monastry / palace in the last 2 days & although very interesting & impressive, they are all starting to blur into one - I think I have an overdose ...
... Air didn’t recognise our credit card so having shown up at the airport to be told we weren’t on the flight we emptied our pockets bought new tickets and boarded the plan.
Just as we started to relax and look forward to our next leg Rob checked his phone to discover our permit had been signed so were free to get the afternoon train to Tibet – if we weren’t on an aeroplane to Chengdu!
We rearranged our trip and ...
... and watched a Tibetan cultural show with dancing and singing. We got to taste som Tibetan food and drinks, none of which I liked very much, hehe!
Taking it easy tonight, very tired after two nights of bad sleep in a very hard bed, and happy about having the internet again. Although no facebook for another week, until we are out of China!
We are spending the next 3 days here in Lhasa, and are looking forward to exploring this ...
... mystifying and fascinating regions of the world. Locked away, high up in the vast Himalayas, it has captured the minds and imaginations of many, both east and west. Being spellbound by the magnificent scenery on the way in from the airport my guide tells me that Tibet is referred to as the real Shangri-La, the forbidden land, the roof of the world and the holy land of your innermost desire!!!
Bit of a bonus as I'm sure we were booked ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services