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#32, China part 3, Above the clouds Lhasa Tibet, VW T4 Bus Transporter

September 11, 2019


Now we know why we suddenly lost transmission,: We had the bearings changed in Armenia… … and it seems that mechanic forgot… … that bolt or to tighten it! Because of that, the wheel hub was loose… … and was able to hop off the drive shaft. Since 2500km everything is o.k.,… … we let them check again at VW… … and everything is o.k.! The people at VW are… … crazy about our van! It’s the first time they see a van turned into a house! We are on 5200m Now we really arrived in Tibet! The most beautiful thing here are… … the colorful prayer flags! We are slowly traveling through Tibet In the morning we visited a cool palace… Hummm? A Castle! … directly at the border to Kashmir. We have still 60km to go and are having a little snack here. The holiest lake in Tibet. Close to the holiest mountain, Mount Kailash. Just opposite the Himalaya mountain range. We can see the 7500-8000m high mountains. Unbelievable! There is Kittymobil, queuing… … and that’s the “Gate to Everest”… …to Everest Base Camp. It’s too expensive to drive there (135$). And as we can see here… … we wouldn’t see anything… … because of the bad weather. ( our guide is sleeping) We’re on the way to Lhasa through a green valley… … looking foreward to 4 days “off”… … but before that we’re going to see a glacier and a beautiful lake. 320km today and then it’s time to relax a few days…. … after the first 2 weeks here in China. People here earn their money while sleeping 🙂 Who ever wants to drive into the old town of Lhasa… … should be under 2m of height! Kittymobil is in Lhasa! After many thousands of km through China… … a lot of offroad… … and the day before yesterday some mud… … Kittymobil deserves a SPA treatment… … with a lot of foam and a little brush massage. We let the chambermaids into our house! So many people here! Everyone wants to have a look into the house on wheels! We are in Potala Palace… … not even on the top floor… “Old Swede!” (Gosh!) Old MAN, not old swede! As well, yes 🙂 Very impressive here!

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