POTW: Sera Monastery Debate

POTW: Sera Monastery Debate

I have a confession to make… this picture is lying to you.  The monk sitting down didn’t actually get slapped; but I like the photo because it appears that he did! A couple months ago a friend of the family gave me a bunch of photography magazines that she was done...
Hotel Review: Yake Hotel

Hotel Review: Yake Hotel

My wife and I stayed here several nights in May of 2010 and enjoyed our stay here. We found the rooms to be clean. As others have mentioned, if you get a room on the street side of the building, ask to be moved immediately. The constant honking of the cars on the...
POTW: The Tibetan Monk

POTW: The Tibetan Monk

The last in a three part (1, 2) series on Tibet; a Tibetan monk on his way to one of the Buddhist temples in Lhasa.  When I think Tibet, three things pop in my head: Mt. Everest, the Potala Palace, and monks.  I’ll admit to craning my neck in the car as we past our...
POTW: Lhasa, Tibet and the Potala Palace

POTW: Lhasa, Tibet and the Potala Palace

I think it was the movie ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ that really caught my attention for this area of the world, but whatever it was, I felt that no trip to China would be complete without stopping here.  Without question, I’m glad we went.  Lhasa was Holly and I’s...