Monday, September 21, 2009

STL DPB On The Road: Food Shopping in Gyantse. Tibet

Gyantse is a modest town southwest of Lhasa, more Chinese than Tibetan. Someone observed that the old town had a Tolkienesque appearance. Now the visitor sees dull, repetitive state architecture. The fruit and vegetable, market, however, is an eyeful. The offerings were gorgeous and very fresh. This stall sells spices, sauces and chili powder.

Leaving Kathmandu in a few hours. Possibly more later during our layover in Delhi.

1 comment:

Virginia said...

Interesting display. I even like the worn bowls. That chili powder looks deadly. Have a safe trip home. I thought you'd already be home so I dedicated my Blog Word a Day to you today! :)