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Dear All,

Tashi Delek!

After exploring the temples and nightspots of Kathmandu The Oriental Caravan has now arrived in Lhasa, the ancient capital of Tibet.

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The eyes of Kathmandu

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Tibetan Jewellery

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Buddha statue, Swayumbinath

Kathmandu was as lively and colourful as ever though due to recent events the city could well be approaching a period of change.

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Face powder on sale at Pashupatinath

On our flight over the Himalayas (first class!) we received views of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mts. Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyu.

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First class to Lhasa

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Mt. Everest pokes its head above the clouds

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Samye monastery

Soon after our arrival we crossed the Yarlung Tsangpo and visited the beautiful Samye Monastery, oldest in Tibet.

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Preparing to cross the Yarlung Tsangpo by ferryboat

The faith and spirit of the Tibetans, somehow, remains resilient.

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Pilgrims feeding butter lamps at the Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

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Monks debating at Sera Monastery

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Yumbu Lhakang Temple, Tsetang

Tomorrow The Oriental Caravan begins its journey south to Gyangtse, Shigatse and Everest Base Camp before recrossing the Himalayas by road to Kathmandu.

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Om Mani Padme Hum

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Resting on the roof of the Jokhang Temple with the Potala Palace in the

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Manifestation of Padmasambhava

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Advertising hits Tibet

Anyway we're all well and having lots of fun and a fascinating time. Wish you were here!

Best wishes from,

Phil and all aboard The Oriental Caravan

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Courting disaster

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Paintings and tower at Sera Monastery

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Chinese tourists pose in front of the Chinese flag in front of the Potala Palace in Tibet

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