They say that travel is not about the destination, but the journey. I learned the true value of this statement on the long road from Lhasa to Gyantse in Tibet. They say that one should stop and smell the roses along said journey…well, I didn’t exactly do that, but I did ride a yak, which I think follows the same philosophy in a much smellier way. My 10-hour journey introduced me to stunning landscapes, the highest altitudes I’ve ever encountered, and fascinating facts about Tibet. It introduced me to a gentle and stunning country so picturesque that even pictures don’t do it justice, but I will do my best to transport you along with me on my journey, through prose and photos.

It was about two hours into the trip that the always beautiful Tibetan landscape began to take on an increasingly thrilling characteristic: the roads became more erratic, twisting in and around the mountains, which seemed to grow into the sky like giants towering over the roads. We were on our way.

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