Spoiler alert! We got out of Tibet. Well, you know I’m here to tell the tale. But how low did we stoop?
We can’t get back to Lhasa so have to bed down for the night – but where? At least we provide some entertainment for the local villagers.
We set off from Gyantse, attempting to get back to Lhasa through landslides and floods. Who else comes back from vacation with pictures of digging machines?
The road is swept away and our guide is arrested. Surely nothing else can go wrong?
Our first day on the road in Tibet. It’s a bumpy ride over mountain passes, but we get there.
Our Tibetan adventure begins with a tour of Lhasa – and a very bad headache!
In 2000 we visited Tibet. Here’s a little background about why we went – and a warning about what was to come!
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