As we left Lhasa, Bumble each of the buttons on the dashboard to make sure what they are. Circulates 50 km / h, are continuing their sharp braking and cornering takes every invading the wrong lane, whether or not visibility. The driver of the SUV that should lead us to Kathmandu, 1.100 km across the Himalayas. I will travel through one of the most dangerous roads of the earth with a conductor trainee. I'm excited.
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Top of the buttresses that support the Potala to plunge into the heart of the former winter palace of the Dalai Lama is like crossing the drawbridge of one of those castles of Amadis of Gaul that lit the holy madness of Don Quixote our universal.
The summer palace of the highest spiritual authority of Buddhism, the "Jewel Park", is the antithesis of the city-fortress of the Potala. In the walled garden outside the current Dalai Lama Lhasa, Tenzin Gyatso, learned to drive in two and a Dodge Austin as his predecessor did bring in pieces across the Himalayas to the astonishment of people who lived at anchor in the Middle Ages.
We met him by chance on the streets of Lhasa hours before heading to Everest Base Camp. There Richard, Vitoria firefighter traveling alone. Going to make our own path, the 1.100 kilometers from the capital of Tibet in Kathmandu, but cycling. Way, be diverted to greet some friends to Sishapagma. Today I go to sleep feeling very small. Some people have a cataplines as eight thousand.
The monk said a cliff above 4.000 meters, east of Sera monastery, where there is evident a rustic stone house. Tibetans, account, carry their dead at dawn to solitary cliffs like this to butcher them with an ax. The vultures and crows do the rest. In the land of no snow cemeteries.
Travel to Tibet and do not visit a Buddhist monastery is like being in Port Aventura and not the Dragon Khan ride or go to 'Lucio' for the first time and not asking about broken eggs. The advantage of a few days in Lhasa before entering the Himalayas, as well as gradually acclimate to the altitude, that makes no nonsense- is that in the vicinity of the capital of Tibet is located three of the most important: Drepung, Will there Ganden.
The Chinese effort to celebrate in style on the establishment of the Lhasa Tibet Autonomous Region is, for the native population, something like the non-birthday of Alice in Wonderland. Pure paradox: a party where balloons only (Chinas banderolas, floats, an imposing stand in front of the Potala, slogans everywhere) and a cake with candles without blowing.