Cycling Tibet


Cycling Tibet

As high as a bicycle goes
About as high as a bicycle goes, at around 5500 metres a few kilometres past the Everest base camp, Chinese variant. There is no air and it's... More>>


Cycling Tibet

Which one is Everest?
Geographically, Tibet is the result of the a major continental traffic accident when India left Australia and slammed into Asia. The Himalayas - the... More>>


Cycling Tibet

And from the other side
Looking from the Nepal side, these lesser Himalayas look impossibly high, like a bank of cloud. This is also where the bulk of the rain falls. More>>


Cycling Tibet

The Brahmaputra
This is not a good photo as it was taken from a plane window and these things are never much good technically. But it shows the other great defining... More>>


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Bhuddist yes, but not only Bhuddist
Bhuddism is another defining feature of Tibet, but Tibet the country is much more diverse than that. For centuries, people have sought refuge on the... More>>


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Chinese help with locating oneself
Another quirk in the space time continuum in Tibet is that all the distances are also measured from Peking. So you can be on a side road up a Tibetan... More>>


Cycling Tibet

Lhasa multiplex cinema
Tibet's biggest city is not a big city only 200.000 and a lot of that growth has been comparatively recent. This is part of the Lhasa multiplex... More>>


Cycling Tibet

The most holy place
Tibetan Bhuddism, clearly still a defining element of Tibetan life despite the best efforts of the Chinese (they have since relented somewhat for... More>>


Cycling Tibet

Clockwise, ever clockwise
Very early morning, and still the ceaseless tramping goes on around the Jokhang, with pungent fires of incense doing their bit for the city's smog... More>>


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In the shadow of the Potala
Despite Jokhang's pre-eminence in the holiness stakes, it is actually quite small, dwarfed by the Potala (here viewed from the Jokhang roof), rising... More>>


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Drepung 1
The Potala gets all the attention and more of the postcards but Lhasa's largest monastery is Drepung, Sprawling untidily over a barren mountainside,... More>>


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Confessions of a Chinese bastard
Central Lhasa's markets sell a quirky combination of food, fabrics and religious hardware, with the last two categories now being fleshed out with... More>>


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Bad Tibetan boy has a bet each way
This young lad is committing the sin of wearing a forbidden Dalai Lama depiction on his necklace. But the somewhat more acceptable red star on his... More>>


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Some lack of sensitivity
Mind you, the Chinese have a way of not helping their own cause. Lhasa is littered with numerous memorials to the "liberation of Tibet" including... More>>


Cycling Tibet

Looking for a gap through the Himalayas
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Top of the pass
Just in case you haven't noticed - and believe me as a cyclist you do - the Tibetans festoon them with prayer flags. The wind makes holy litter of... More>>


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Magic moment at Everest
It doesn't last and you have to be in place to capture it - sunset at Everest More>>


Yaks

Yaks and Yamdrok lake
It took a long time to arrange the yaks for this photo of Yamdrok Tso, Tibet. Well, not really. Their keeper periodically rearranged them with a... More>>


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Meat wholesaling
An overloaded open truck rolls up and simply dumps the carcasses on a street corner for inspection and acquisition by a number of butchers in the... More>>


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Time for all good Hindus to be awake

Time for all good Hindus to be awake More>>


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Summer palace More>>


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To be continued
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