Archive | July, 2013

Thuchen, Tibet

Thuchen, Guanyin in Chinese, is spectacular!!!!!  We stayed in a lovely guest house; delicious spicy meals and great beds!!  There was only cold water in our ‘private’ bathroom, but it was only for one night (and was in fact luxury compared to what was ahead!) Some of us went an hour and a half by car and […]

Into Tibet – Barkam

We travelled the Diwen Expressway to Barkam.  Known as the ‘Tunnel region’, there were 27 tunnels under mountains.  Not all tunnels were labelled with their length, but we estimate that there was about 60km of tunnel.  Amazing engineering feat!  Between the tunnels were bridges over lakes, raging rivers and hydroelectric power generation. 2km bridge between tunnels 5 […]