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06/25/2011
by Alvin
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Taipei

So after a delayed flight, we missed our connecting flight and had to spend a night in Chengdu. Let me just say that Air China has terrible processes in place. We were transferred from one person to the next. We … Continue reading

06/22/2011
by Denice (Guest Contributor)
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Return to Xining

We just arrived back to Xining last night after an 8 hour car ride from Langmu-si.  It was a pretty foggy, wet, and livestock filled trip and it’s nice to just relax today and tie up loose ends before heading … Continue reading

06/18/2011
by Alvin
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Disappointment.

Quick post before we leave Labrang. So, this morning, we woke up at 6 to catch these “debating monks” only to find nothing there. I’m starting to get a little disappointed with the lack of organization from our guides and … Continue reading

06/17/2011
by Alvin
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Heading out

Labrang is an interesting town. They have the biggest monastery I have ever seen and it takes between 1 hour – 1.5 hours to walk around it. Apparently there are 2,000+ monks studying there. They have a huge “study hall” … Continue reading

06/16/2011
by Denice (Guest Contributor)
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Sog-gy

How does everyone not die of lung cancer here?  It is insane how much cigarette smoke the people inhale here and for some reason they deliberately close the doors in a smoke filled room!  Where’s reason? In any case, we … Continue reading

06/16/2011
by Alvin
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Made it to Labrang

After leaving the comfort of our three-star hotel (they had western-style toilets!) in Rebkong, we passed through Tsekog (http://goo.gl/maps/eGrk) which is almost like a setting in an asian style wild wild west movie. This was a town where nomads would … Continue reading

06/14/2011
by Denice (Guest Contributor)
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Rebkong

We spent last night in  Rebkong at a dusty and run down Chinese hotel. The Chinese call this area Tongren, but it is still heavily Tibetan and the Tibetans call this county Rebkong.  According to our guide, Rebkong is considered … Continue reading