The Tibetan Homeland
Lhasa Travel Blog› entry 23 of 44 › view all entries
October 10th, 2006 – by: Connie
But the next day, after switching to the Yak Hotel, I just napped the afternoon away. I had such a headache! And just carrying my pack down the street to the Yak Hotel winded me! Just walking up the stairs got me heaving! I have to sleep with the door open so that I get enough oxygen at night.
Thankfully, misery loves company and so I had a dorm mate keep me company as he has been suffering from headaches as well.
This morning I embarked on the tedious task of getting a ticket to see the Potala Palace. First I walked around to the back side of the acropolis and got a number written in pen on my wrist. I lined up according to my number, 79, for about an hour at which point I handed over my passport before getting a ticket with a time on it. This ticket will allow me to enter the gates tomorrow at 2:30pm to show my passport again and then actually pay for the admission ticket. I hope it'll all be worth it!
AFTER: Totally worth it! Potala Palace was nearly empty because of their tedious entry process. The palace was the most ornate building I had ever seen in my life! Too bad I wasn't allowed to take any photos inside though :(
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