Excuse me, your miscellaneous chicken parts are on my backpack
September 6, 2009 – Day 255 – In transit China to Tibet
Very long, irritating train ride. Beautiful scenery, inconsiderate cabin mates (hard sleeper with 6 bunks; ours are bottoms this one and only time…ugh), looking forward to a real meal not consisting of almond crackers and oreos.
Our cabin mates continue to eat some of the nastiest food ever conceived. The worst of all was the shrink wrapped Chicken legs (I think they were Chicken) that smell awful and were tossed OVER the trash can and onto Saben’s backpack. We didn’t find them until the next day. Awesome…
September 7, 2009 – Day 256 – Lhasa, Tibet
Woohoo! We’re in Lhasa! Arrived at 4:30pm and were met by our guide to-be who is a bit intense but seems nice enough. Our hostel (the alledged least worst [can't even really call it best] hostel in Lhasa) turned out to be a dog-infested, shit-covered mess. At least it is cheap, $3/bed but there is not water for showers here. Hmm….
Spent a couple hours of remaining daylight checking out the city, smiling at the inquiring gazes from the locals who returned delighted smiles, and eating rice from a picture menu that turned out to be very delicious. Lhasa is a really great city and can’t wait to see more of it!