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I’ve just returned from a 26 day trip to Tibet and China. In Tibet I had the opportunity to go to Everest Base Camp (5,200 meters - 17, 056 feet) and overnight at the Rongbuk Monastery. My friend, Henri, and I spent 15 days visiting various areas of Tibet. After finishing our trip through Tibet, we took the train from Lhasa back to Beijing, a trip of approximately 50 hours - sharing a compartment with two Chinese travelers. (If you take the train, make sure to get “soft sleeper” seats, which are really bunks, and are in a compartment that you share with three other people.)
Back in Beijing (staying at the charming Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel) I visited all the obligatory tourist sites - the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. I also went to a Chinese home for dinner, and took a cooking class at another home with a wonderful host. The food in Beijing was great, especially the Peking Duck (does Peking Duck really taste better in Beijing than in L.A.?) All in all, a great trip. Images from the trip will be posted soon.
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