What a trip. Literally and figuratively. No altitude sickness thanks to “better living through chemistry” (Diamox pills). It took about 2 days to travel from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC). The road was not straight. Not even close. We slept in a Yak hair tent, which was surprisingly warm. It’s insulation was really tested […]
Most of Tibet’s history centers around it’s faith in Buddha. All of the temples and monasteries are now the key attractions to visit in Tibet. Our hotel was in Lhasa’s old town and only a 4 minute walk from Jokhang Temple, one of the holiest places in Tibet.
The faces of the Tibetan people are distinctive, beautiful, and often telegraph the hardships they’ve endured.
I once read that “you can accidentally drop a point-and-shoot camera in Tibet and it will take an award winning photo”. We found some interesting subjects just walking & driving around the countryside.
Most of Tibet’s art is religious themed – centered around images and sculptures of Buddha. The creation process hasn’t changed in centuries.
YAK – it’s the other red meat.
I kept telling my son Colin, this was “an adventure and not a vacation”. It definitely lived up to it’s billing.
The light in Tibet is amazing. It’s VERY bright and casts deep shadows.