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Free Tibet? (An incredibly pensive post)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

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I’m in Thailand. Hallelujah. ┬áIt was definitely time to move on and Thailand is exactly what I needed. I’ve been thinking alot about Tibet as I spend my days relaxing in Bangkok, though.

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The Holy Waters of Nam-Tso

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

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My final excursion in Tibet was a two day trip to Nam-Tso, a holy lake about 3 hours Northwest of Lhasa. I saved this trip for last because the elevation at the lake is about 1,000 meters higher than Lhasa, and I was already suffereing from minor headaches because of the altitude.

As seems to be the norm in Tibet, Nam-Tso was breathtaking. Clear blue waters surrounded by the Himalayas and monasteries. We spent the night in a tent and it was cold, cold, cold, but definitely worth it to experience the lake without the circus that begins when the tour buses arrive at 11am and ends when they leave at about 4pm. We met cool new people, took in breathtaking views, experienced unique cultural exhanges, and enjoyed some of the most memorable days of our lives. You know, the norm. At least when you’re in Tibet. [read on]

Amazing Tibet!!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket The beginning of the kora at Gandan monastery, Tibet We spent a couple of days this week hunting down local buses that would take us to a few monasteries outside ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Faces of Tibet

Friday, September 7th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Tibetan women walking the circuit around the Jokang Temple in Lhasa It was raining when we arrived in Lhasa at 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening. I didn't have a ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Train to Tibet

Thursday, September 6th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket View from the dining car There was a definite excitement in the air as we all waited to board the train to Tibet in the Beijing West Railway Station. ... [Continue reading this entry]