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posted a Quick Tip about Lhasa Gonggar Airport. April 14, 2011
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Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Flying into Lhasa Airport is quite an awesome experience with the many peaks surrounding it at some 3000+ meters! It's an experience somewhat akin to flying into Puerto Montt in Chile! One that you'll …
posted a Quick Tip about Yak steak. April 06, 2011
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Yak steak
The best Yak steak can be found in Lhasa, Tibet. I had it many years ago when in Tibet at Snowland Restaurant (near Jokhang Monastery). It was only less than US$4 when I had it almost 7 or 8 years ago. …
Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
A Chinese woman writing about the invasion of Tibet: this intrigued me. As my sympathies lie not with the PRC, however, I feared sentimentality in what the cover subtitles "an epic love story of Tibet." …
reviewed Born In Tibet. March 12, 2010
Born In Tibet
Arguably the earliest breakthrough account of his homeland before and after the Chinese invasion, when this appeared in 1968 it preceded the Rinpoche's fame and the attention his "crazy wisdom" inspired …
reviewed Out of This World: Across the Himilay.... January 30, 2010
Out of This World: Across the Himilayas to
With the current Dalai Lama such a public figure in exile, pleading the case for Tibetan freedoms from Chinese oppression, it is hard to maintain the historical perspective of what Tibet used to be. Almost …
The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai
Subtitled if boldly "Conversations with the Dalai Lama," this combines interviews and commentary about Tenzin Gyatso's homeland with Laird, who offers a popular history of the embattled nation. I stress …
reviewed Lhasa. December 08, 2007
Lhasa
Pros: Beautiful palace to visit and learn about the Buddhist religion as well as Tibet     Cons: Rooms can get stuffy with large groups     The Bottom Line: Great …
reviewed Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a.... December 27, 2005
Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land
This book combines French's clandestine and seemingly aborted (given Chinese surveillance) visit to Tibet in 1999 with a history and a context that brings into focus, more clearly and therefore more shockingly, …
reviewed Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a.... February 25, 2005
Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land
It's very clear after reading this book that the author loves Tibet and its people. The book is part travelogue and part history, with the emphasis on the travel throughout the country. We get "up close …
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