Travel Blogs from Lhasa
Our visit to Tibet is one that will always have a special place in my memory, not only because of the unusual beauty of the place but also because of the poignant story of the Tibetan people.
The Tibetans are essentially prisoners in their own land, usurped by the Chinese in 1959 and incorporated into the People's Republic of China. They cannot leave the country, join monasteries, travel to other areas within Tibet or even enter into certain occupations without ...
... altitude of 3,500 metres. Apparently this can cause headaches, shortness of breath, a build up of fluid on the lungs and a lack of energy. Diamox, a diuretic, does not cure this but can help to alleviate the symptoms. We have taken these tabs but others in our group have not. It will be interesting to see who gets impacted the most. My bet is on the Welsh guys who were drinking into the early hours. The only real remedy is gradual ...
... or racing and waiting. This got lost in translation. We had to wait for five minutes even though Norbu drove very slowly.
Pat made good use of the stop by identifying clematis climbing on a stone wall while Norbu relieved himself.
I investigated the fencing - certainly not up to the standard of Ross Grumont fencing, or the Cameron brothers for that matter.
It was interesting to see the Yak tents all still standing after ...
... limit permits to big groups of 10-15 of the same nationality. And …ALLl companies would have to book through a big Chinese company. This basically cuts out small operators like ours that cater to groups of two to four or five people who like to have more control over what they do and see. Just fine if you like following a guide with a flag and getting ushered into every shopping establishment that gives a commission ….YUK, YUK, YUK!!!!! ...
... was the occasional soldier watching the tracks as a reminder of China's prescence - something that was also constantly seen in Lhasa as there were loads of armed soldiers around. We arrived in the evening and went out to explore the old town of Lhasa. Although still part of China, it definetely felt as though we had travelled to a different country; the sights, smells and sounds had changed as we strolled around streets of Tibetan ...
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