Oct 25 2010

Beautiful Tibet II

A continuation of our Tibet photo series.  These are from our trip from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp:

Lhamo surprises Catherine

Catherine surprises Lhamo

Peter surprises himself

Catherine's bike with Everest in the background

The road to Everest was a little . . . windy.

A land of prayer wheels

many prayer wheels

Look closely.

Catherine makes friends with local carpet makers

You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to?

The road to Everest was a little ...


Yamdrok Lake

Brand Ambassador

And then, finally, Mt. Everest:

Oct 24 2010

Beautiful Tibet I

We’re currently in Hanoi, way behind on our blogging. In an attempt to catch up, here are some of our favorites photos from Tibet, courtesy of Peter.  This set is from the train from Xining to Lhasa and Lhasa itself:

Lhasa — and Tibet in general — is a truly fascinating place to visit. I’ve been in China several times before, including a trip to Yunnan province, where I visited some villages that were formerly part of Tibet. But I’d never fully considered how much the people of the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region are a. not autonomous and b. do not identify themselves as Chinese. I’d highly recommend that anyone planning an extensive trip to China visit Tibet, ideally by the train (one of the most stunning rides I’ve ever taken). It’s an expensive place to travel (you have to have a guide and driver), and the paperwork is absurd, but it was worth it.