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Searching for Shangri-La

Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [570]

Friday September 18, 2009 Shangri-la is not a place. It is within yourself. Today, we are free.   No tours, no excursions, no climbing.   And today we with replenished our carry ons with all clean clothes.... Read more >

Tags: jhakong monastary, lhasa, muslim area, old town, tibet

This is the last steps ... I promise

Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [700] | Comments [1]

Thursday September 17, 2009 We did not start our touring until noon today because my sister teaches college classes online.  She teaches 4 classes every Wednesday evening almost back to back over 4 hours back home.  But with the time difference the ... Read more >

Tags: lhasa, norbunga monastary, sera monastary, tibet

Gallery: Tibet

Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Beijing

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Managing the altitude, climbing up to Potala Palace

Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [1075] | Comments [1]

Wednesday September 16, 2009.   It was not an easy climb up to Potala Palace to say the least, but we were not the only people stopping to rest and catch our breaths along the way.   We started early when it was cooler.   The experience of being ... Read more >

Tags: lhasa, potala palace, tibet

If it's Tuesday, it must be Tibet!

Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [518]

Our first introduction to the mighty Himalayas was from the plane window.   Let’s just say they were far too close on both sides of the plane, and it was more comfortable looking straight ahead.   No problems finding our driver and getting to Lhasa.... Read more >

Tags: lhasa, tibet

Beijing continued

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | Views [681] | Comments [3]

A few amusing stories from our day in Beijing. After telling the hotel representative all we wanted to see and do in Beijing, and after she relayed all this to our driver, everything changed when we left the hotel.  We did get to the Great Wall as ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china

Beijing on the Run

Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | Views [476] | Comments [1]

And they said it couldn't be done!  They said The Great Wall took one day, and we said "NO".  We have only one day and must see this and this and this.  They said "NO".  Guess who won???  We were up and running very early.  We were ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china

By Golly, It's Beijing!

Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | Views [509] | Comments [2]

But never mind what time it is, what day is it anyway????  Forgot to mention that in our brief layover in Tokyo, we had to fire up the laptop at the airport and read all about the exciting SC game.  Go Dawgs from somewhere on the other side of the world.... Read more >

Tags: beijing, china



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