My Tibet Tales

I have written 8 instalments on my Tibet trip in October, 2010. All are consolidated here: Arrival in Lhasa, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace, In Transit, Lhasa to Shigatse, Shigatse to Everest Base Camp, Qomolangma aka Everest, Return to Lhasa (in progress)

Qomolangma aka Everest, at Last!

China > Tibet > Everest Base Camp Wednesday, 06 October 2010 Daybreak, and somebody wakes me up, “The Everest is out there!”. Excitedly I hurry…

Shigatse to Everest Base Camp

China > Tibet Tuesday, 05 October 2010 Some 300km west of Lhasa, Shigatse (also spelt Xigaze) is Tibet’s 2nd largest city, with only 80,000 people…

The Potala Palace

China > Tibet > Lhasa 03 October 2010 ___ Tibet is synonymous with Potala Palace, and people come to Lhasa for a pilgrimage at Potala.…

Sera Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

China > Tibet > Lhasa 02 October 2010 ___ After a hearty biryani lunch (yes, they make decent biryanis, thanks to influence from the Nepal…

Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

China > Tibet > Lhasa   02 October 2010   Tibetan Buddhism comprises 5 sects, denoted by the colours of their ‘hats’: yellow, red, black,…

Arrival In Lhasa, Tibet

China > Tibet > Lhasa 01 October 2010 ___ Early morning at departure area, Chengdu Airport CTU today, after stringent security and document checks for…

Haikou, Capital of Hainan

China > Hainan > Haikou August 2010 Prologue China’s southernmost province, Hainan, is so close to the Malay Peninsula that many Hainanese migrated to this…

Chengdu (Part 4): I Want My Panda Hat!

China > Sichuan > Chengdu Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 Leaving the Red Panda enclosures, we pass through more majestic bamboo forest. Then ‘The Sign’ ……