Monday, May 01, 2006


It's amazing how much poverty we've seen in Tibet in the last few days. Sadly, out of all the places we've been to, this is the one with the most beggers on the street. Although, I must admit that I don't fully understand this place as there are tons of pilgrims who are also asking for money. Sometimes, it's hard to differentiate between a pilgrim and a beggar. We can speculate on the high rate of poverty among the Tibetan community but we'll talk more later. :D

Speaking of beggars, there are a few kids here who have been dressed up and trained well to target tourists for money. One girl tried to block us as she 'danced' around us. We saw another guy with a girl wrapped around his leg!


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