Hello from the third of five days in Lhasa, Tibet (which means ‘sacred place). We’re just bimbling around gently to acclimatise to the altitude (3,700m above sea level).
It’s a fantastic, vibrant place which is close to being everything I’d dreamed it would be. I may even have had a little cry when I arrived, cos I was so happy. Just a shame I could not have visited earlier than two years ago…
So far we’ve visited the Jokhang Temple (I also joined a traditional Tibetan women’s work crew resurfacing the roof – videos to follow!)
, had a good old walk around the city & bazaars, had a Tibetan language lesson, cooked momos (traditional dumplings), and been to a phenomenally fun & moving school for blind children called ‘Braille Without Borders’ (will post more on this at a later date, too).
To come: the Potala Palace & monks’ debating at Sera monastery. On Tuesday we leave to travel to frozen lakes, another 1,000m above sea level.