Friday, 9 September 2011

Fri 9th Sept - Lhasa day 3

Visited the Dalai Lama's summer palace, a beautiful group of stone buildings set in woodland. inside were murals of Bhuddist and Tibetan history. There was a picture of the 14th Dalai Lama but sited behind a bed so people would not be tempted to photograph it. The palaces  were also colourful with pots of English flowers (dahlias, marigold) which had been put there to spruce the place up because Lhasa has just hosted the national yoghurt festival. In the afternoon we visited a monastery where young monks were debating theology, some with kung-fu like actions. 

I then did last minute shopping of a woolly hat for Everest Base Camp. I think we are all a little nervous about the biking and the altitude.

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