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These jolly young pilgrims insisted that I take their picture  

These jolly young pilgrims insisted that I take their picture

Side Trip to Labrang Monastery

March 28th 2013
26 March 2012 Tuesday. As breakfast wasn’t served until 7 am we decided to take the 8:30 bus to Xiahe (the other departure times are 7:30 am, 2 and 3 pm; cost: 76.5 RMB). Even then due to the time it took to check out and deposit some bags with the hotel for our return, and then the taxi ride to the South Bus Station, we didn't get there until 8:30. We easily found the place that sold ticket ... 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
28th April 2013

Hope your trip to Labrang satisfied your hopes & desires in visiting the place of your parent's wedding that took place so long ago. Trust you had feelings of excitement and fulfillment in completing this part of your quest. What a privilege to have done so.

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