Walking in circles for the Dalai Lama December 9th 2009 After Gyantse, it was time to drive to our final destination - Tibet's largest city and capital, Lhasa. Perhaps the most easily recognised icon of Tibet, and one of the world's most impressive buildings, is the Potala Palace - the ancient summer palace of the Dalai Lama and home to countless treasures of the people of Tibet. So entering Lhasa, we expected the palace to be a dominant sight, surroun ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I work as a town planner in London, and have always enjoyed travelling. I also love photography, and in June 2009 I decided to take a year off work to travel the globe. This blog recounts that trip.
I left London on the 14th June 2009. My trip divided roughly into four legs. The first is in Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, starting in June and finishing at the end of September. I then flew to Mumbai, for a three month trip through Central Asia taking in India, Nepal and Tibet. Next up was Southeast Asia, where I travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, arriving in Sin... full info