Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yeah, More Tibet

The day after Thanksgiving is not exactly a holiday in China. That said, the cafe staff in Beijing did make up for their botching of the holiday the day earlier by serving turkey with all the traditional trimmings. When I say traditional trimmings I mean thin pancakes, green onions and plum sauce. That's right, Peking turkey. The joke that I was making the day earlier came to fruition in the most literal way.
More Tibet. These photos are in Lhasa. This day we went to the Jokhang one of the most holy places for pilgrims in Tibet. It was pretty intense inside. Lots of pilgrims, yak butter and incense. After a quick look around we headed for the roof which was a little quieter and we were allowed to take photos....








That's right.

Wifey.

Things are busy getting the transition going for my replacement in Beijing but I did manage to fit in some video game time with Allan today and beat Halo 3. It was pretty rad. I also uploaded some photos to the picasaweb album of Laos today and some others from Cambodia the other day.
Off to bed.

7 comments:

robert said...

The one thing I was not able to capture about the monasteries was the wind curling the cloth curtains on the windows. For some reason, the stop action just deadened the whole thing. On the other hand, I don't want to deal with video.

Matthew Lewis said...

Yeah, same thing on the prayer flags at some of the monasteries but I have some decent shots of that later on.

Elizabeth said...

I didn't realize I can leave comments. You should go into further detail regarding Peking Turkey. Was it as good as duck? Were the slices larger? Did you have stuffing on the side or spicy green beans?

robert said...

Geez Liz. Get with the program. The whole point of this blog thing is to be able to spill your guts to the world at large. (As if anyone else is actually reading.) It's like sending a world-wide postcard, saying look at what we've been doing. And the world can send you a postcard back. Which thank god they don't, since I wouldn't have time to read them all. But since you ask, no, WE didn't have Peking Turkey. WE had the same old turkey that we've been having for ages. On the other hand, I know that Matthew did not have Susan Stamburg's mother's cranberry sauce, like WE did. (And continue to have for the next few days.) It has horseradish and sourcream. But then again, we didn't have the little pancakes, which would have made things totally Asian. Did you have the traditional Thanksgiving feast? The grandparents got theirs straight from Safeway. All the standards.

robert said...

Geez Liz. Get with the program. The whole point of this blog thing is to be able to spill your guts to the world at large. (As if anyone else is actually reading.) It's like sending a world-wide postcard, saying look at what we've been doing. And the world can send you a postcard back. Which thank god they don't, since I wouldn't have time to read them all. But since you ask, no, WE didn't have Peking Turkey. WE had the same old turkey that we've been having for ages. On the other hand, I know that Matthew did not have Susan Stamburg's mother's cranberry sauce, like WE did. (And continue to have for the next few days.) It has horseradish and sourcream. But then again, we didn't have the little pancakes, which would have made things totally Asian. Did you have the traditional Thanksgiving feast? The grandparents got theirs straight from Safeway. All the standards.

Matthew Lewis said...

Jeez dad, kind of spamming my comments here with your Thanksgiving banter. With regards to Peking turkey - yes, it was good, the slices were quite large and no, there was no stuffing. They did have cranberry sauce but I opted for the plum sauce, green onions and pancakes. The turkey was good, but a little dry for the pancake and plum sauce, not as oily of a meat as the duck.... No spicy green beans but I did eat that last night at the run down, totally awesome, Chinese place around the corner.

robert said...

Isn't that what this thing is for? You run out of space or something? We're talking Peking Turkey here. What could be more important than that? Someday I will spend the several hours and/or thousands of pages of text explaining what I did today that was meaningful and relevant to the continuance of American culture and justice, but in the meantime, you're stuck with the fact that tonight we're eating nachos. Turkey nachos, but nachos nonetheless.