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Taking the train to Lhasa


After we finally got our Tibet permits on Wednesday at 10pm we took the train from Xining to Lhasa on Thursday afternoon. The permits were checked twice at the station in Xining but other than that it was chinese-trainstation-business as usual: ticket check – luggage xray – waiting room – ticket check – ticket check – train. The train was the same type as used all around China just with an additional heating, a (completely ignored) complete smoking ban and little boxes labelled “oxygen supply” next to each berth. We could not figure out whether and if yes, how those things worked though.

We spent most of our time taking picture and eating our co-travelers food which they seemed to have an endless supply of and kept offering just as equally endlessly.