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Road Stories #45: Learning about Tibetan Buddhist culture in Litang

After a hellish hitchhike along the Tibetan Highway, we finally arrive in Litang and all is not what we had expected. We visit the beautiful Chode Gompa monastery and stumble upon an extremely interesting Buddhist ceremony and make friends with a man dressed like a bird of prey and visit a local school. Interested?
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Road Stories #44: Hitchhiking along the Tibetan Highway

We had heard much about China's most beautiful road, the Tibetan Highway and in lieu of being able to visit Tibet itself we decided to press through the driving rain in search of some of the fabled Tibetan culture hiding away in Chinese south-western hills. Beautiful yes. Slow going? Even more so. Read on and find out how it went down...
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