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at 14,000 ft  
   

at 14,000 ft

We had come all this way, the bus climbing thousands of feet. Behind us was this view, in front and below us was Lake Yamdrok.
#54 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (TIBET #4- Day 5+6 traveling in Tibet)

September 9th 2006
Foreigner visitors to Tibet require a special permit, that must be issued by the local authorities in Lhasa. Tibet is considered an "autonomous region of China", and though it is possible to secure entry-permission as an individual traveller, booking with an authorized travel-agent makes the process simpler, less cumbersome, and "seemingly" worryless. Arthur and I had negotiated with an agency ... read more
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Chinese Flag 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
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