When you travel, it’s the people that make a place special. Tibet is no exception. We found the culture, traditional clothing and devotion to religion fascinating. Of all the places we have been to around the world, it was the Tibetan people who touched us the most. The language barrier prevented us from talking with the majority of them, but that didn’t stop the communication. As we visited areas of Lhasa, particularly around the Johkang we were continuously smiled at.
We especially fell in love with the elderly Tibetans. Through their wrinkled and weathered faces you can see they still have a twinkle in their eyes. On a few occasions an elderly lady would reach out to touch our arm. We’re not sure why. No gesture of wanting anything was made, they just gently held our arm and looked at us with a big smile. Perhaps it was their way of welcoming us, or just curiosity. The Tibetans are very superstitious, maybe they thought that touching us would somehow bring them good luck.