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On the railroad to Tibet

9pm Thursday night we boarded a train for Lhasa making a few stops en-route. I had intended to keep track of where the train stopped, but sleep got the better of me!

The whole journey should take 48 hours, the longest time I have ever spent on a train in one go, however as you can see from the photo we haveca bed to kick back and relax in. The gentle rocking of the carriage is enough. To put anybody to sleep!

Although there us a dining car we gave come armed with 2 days worth of food which pretty much consists of instant noodles, dumplings, biscuits and fruit! I hope that the Tibets are preparing a nice juicy lamp for my arrival!

As a foreigner I had to obtain various passes to visit Tibet and was told that I would not be allowed to board the train without them. As of yet I have not had to show them so I am beginning to wonder if it is a money making scam, time will tell!