Any cars coming from Lhasa are immediately stopped and searched," says one local, "What have we done to deserve this?
Once, she called home all excited about her new Lhasa apso—a $500 dog!
He had a ferocious temper, growing so angry at times his body shook as he stood on the shiny floor of his winter palace in Lhasa.
From the western Tibetan town of Ngari, I was taken to Lhasa, where I was thrown into a detention camp.
We have been to Lhasa once, and if necessary we can go there again.
And this was the frame of mind in which I rode out of Lhasa on our march homeward.
We now left the Lhasa Road and turned off Westwards, having henceforward to rely on our tents.
You is Eulopean missionary, very bad man; you want to go to Lhasa.
The Tibetans began to gather in large numbers at Guru, eight miles to the east, on the road to Lhasa.
The great road to Lhasa along the Indus and to Gartok was closed to us.
said to be a corruption in Chinese or Arabic of Bod, indigenous name, of unknown origin. As an adjective in English, Tibetian is older (1747) but Tibetan (1822) is now the usual word.
Note: The Dalai Lama, religious and civil leader of Tibet, was forced into exile in 1959, when the Chinese annexed the country.