Thirty-two Tibetans detained in Tihar jail on January 30 for demonstrating outside the Chinese embassy were released yesterday evening. They had been on hunger strike for three consecutive days since their detention.
You won’t find McDonald’s in Lhasa, but you can order a yak burger on a sesame bun at the Hard Yak Café. Even the french fries are crisp. Should you prefer Tibetan dining, try the Himalayan Restaurant across the hall.
A guide’s traditional gift of a long white scarf, symbolic of hope for good relations, welcomes in the land isolated from the rest of the planet by the Himalayan mountains.