Lhasa, Tibet - Day #9 September 10th 2005 Friday, September 9, 2005 Weather: Marvelous Temperature: Cool at daybreak rising to 80's.
Today is what it is all about! Everyone who comes to Lhasa looks forward to seeing the Potala Palace, home of the Dalai Lamas for centuries and the "Vatican" of Tibetan Buddhism. Sadly, the current Dalai Lama is in exile from his country following the takeover of Tibet by China making it one of thei ... 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
We are a retired American couple in our early 70's who enjoy traveling the world and seeing new and exciting cultures. We have visited all 7 continents and about 75 countries. We live in Maryland during the summer and Florida (snowbirds!) during the winter. Unfortunately, due to a heart attack on Christmas morning of 2007 our desires to be locked into a long aluminum tube for hours on end has waned. It looks like our days of international travel have come to an end. We are so happy that we had the opportunity to see so much when we were able. Now we will sit back and enjoy the blogs of o... full info