"8-day altitude sickness is NOTHING! (?)" Tibet by bafgkm

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In fact,it was seriously killing me!!

Lhasa the city is at the elevation of about 3,600 m. Normal people at this height would haave altitude sickness, such as headache, vomit, diarrhea and so on. I had them all. At first 8 days in Lhasa, I had headache EVERYDAY! I was really upset and thought my travel life was finished. I then had a fever at the 8th day. On that day, I just couldn't help sleeping all day and took medicine while I was awake. To the astonishment,I was totally recovery since the 9th day! Buddha bless me!


This is the typically traditional costune of tibetan women. If you've ever been to Mexico or Latin America and observed the Indians women, maybe you would find the same thing as mine - they have the same braids style! Amazing!


In Sera temple, everyday ,except on Sunday,there's " bian-jing",which means lamas have to ask questions to each other in order to think deeper and wider.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lazy life & Ba-jiao Street
  • Cons:Altitude Sickness
  • In a nutshell:Physically demanding place!
  • Last visit to Tibet: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2004
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  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2007 at 12:02 PM

    I hope I will not get sick when visiting Tibet this autumn.

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2006 at 5:50 PM

    Hi Martha...was gonna look at all the pics b4 commenting....but the yaks are are just too cool to pass by!!!!


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