It was raining when we arrived in Lhasa at 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening. I didn’t have a ride arranged, but one of my friends did and he invited myself and two other girls from the train to join him so we could all find a hostel together. We had luck at the first place we went, the Yak Hotel, getting beds in the dormitory for about $4 a night.
The next few days we spent walking around the old Tibetan quarter of town, in awe of the people and the atmosphere we were experiencing. We walked the holy circuit 3 times around the Jokang Temple early in the morning with pilgrims from all over Tibet spinning prayer wheels and counting prayer beads. Some people prostrated themselves the entire circuit. The smell of incense was heavy in the air and we all verbalized how lucky we were to be experiencing this unique place first hand.
Tags: Amanda Formoso, China, Lhasa, Tibet, Travel