Tibet {Part 5} Potala Palace

Long history short, Potala Palace was built by a Tibetan emperor and generations of Daila Lama resided there (except the current one). Now the palace is open to Tibetan Buddhists and tourists to pray and admire Buddha statues and the tombs of past Dailas. Oh trust me,...

Tibet {Part 4} Lhasa

After days of climbing the mountains, we finally made it to civilization – Lhasa!! But who knew it was only more climbing and walking awaits us. No complains tho, we just. really. needed. oxygen. We checked in to a boutique hotel in Bakuojie, it’s an old...

Tibet {Part 3} Yamdrok Lake

Tibet is filled with lakes and mountains and they are considered spiritual lives to Tibetans. You might have seen so many just from my previous posts (if you haven’t, check it out here & here). But they’re not the same. Yamdrok is one of the most...

Tibet {Part 2} Lhamo La-tso

Day 2, headed to Lhamo Latso, a holy oracle lake where you can see your past life. The local tibetans and monks come here to seek visions to see past and future. And the senior Gelug sect monks come here for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations of the...

Tibet {Part 1} Yarlung Tsangpo River

Funny story, I have a habit of journalling and as I was showing mom my journals from 2008, I had put Tibet on the very top of my to-go list. It only took me 9 years (lol) to finally make it come true.                                        ^ Use the arrows ^ With only...

Quick Stop in Chongqing

We had a layover in Chongqing before we get to Tibet. It’s a city known for its spice! People here love spicy, and I mean very very spicy. It’s crazy to think that all of those buildings are filled with families. There are multiple similar looking bridges....