"Light-headed in Lovely Lhasa" Lhasa by nsbm

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Tibetans: Soulfully soul-less solitude

A land dominated by an external power; abundant in history, culture and tradition-the people of Lhasa and all Tibet are soul-filled leaderless vessels limited by superpower 'soldiers' who comandeer their every move and limit their worship. Yet from vale to vale their peaceful spirits override the politburo and their existense seemingly equates to a blissful solitude.

Heady Heights

Do everything right to combat the altitude. Unless you are use to living at height, start acclimatising early. Drink loads of water pre ascent. Try to go gradually from lower to higher altitudes eg beijing>Chengdu>lhasa. Sleep and eat well. Even then its gonna get you! Take it easy day one, buy oxygen if you need to and inhale-exhale and most of all relax! Soon you'll 'level-out' in Lhasa.

Religion: Fate through Faith

Across the globe in communities who experience internal suppression by an outward force, religion remains their hallmark of identity and freedom. Tibet is no different, with an exiled leader in India and limited access to the Potala Palace and other shrines, Tibetans celebrate their fate through faith.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:different, different, different
  • Cons:governments regimental transformation of the cultural landscpae
  • In a nutshell:Hard Place - Soft Peolple
  • Intro Updated Jan 3, 2008
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