"Begging" Tibet Favorite Tip by tompt
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Favorite thing: You will see many people begging in Tibet.
But it is not always good to give money. You encourage people to beg, because it is worth the trouble. In Lhasa we saw children begging, and in the next street they had to give the money to an older guy........ It looked like they were send out to get money for him.
When monks are sitting there, chanting and asking for money they completed a pilgrimage and need money to get home.
Also don't mistake the friendly gesture of some people holding their hand like begging, but there is no money in it. This means they wish you good luck. People begging always have some notes in their hands.
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