Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Scenes from the Qinghai-Tibet Railway (aka “Lhasa Express”)

The train ride into Lhasa was totally rad. I’m really glad we were able to arrange it. The scenery was amazing, we got some time to acclimate to the altitude before getting to Lhasa, and it was quite a comfortable ride. AND we got to share a compartment with Carol and Leif, from Palo Alto, who we had many things in common with, and who had many travel stories with which to entertain us along the way. Greg and I tortured them by chatting non-stop for the entire 48 hours since we’ve been deprived lately of English speaking company, hehe. 🙂

Here’s the photos!

A mountain with it’s own cloud.

We passed miles and miles of these rolling green hills dotted with yak and sheep herds. It was soooo beautiful…

This scene is near the highest point the train passes. (5072m)

A grassy plain:

The train passes one of Tibet’s holy lakes. Unfortunately I forgot the name…

And finally a photo of the lovely Carol & Leif showing off their copy of the new HP book.


August 25, 2007 - Posted by | China, Photography, Tibet, Travel


  1. People still say rad?


    Comment by paul | August 26, 2007 | Reply

  2. Yes Paul, people still say “rad” and it is a cool word!!!

    Comment by francie | August 26, 2007 | Reply

  3. thanks for the beautiful pictures from Tibet. Unfortunately, the same railway will further Chinese colonization of Tibet, destroying the Tibetan culture and environment. 😦

    Comment by sockrebel | August 28, 2007 | Reply

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