Getting into Lhasa

On the MSNBC World blog Bo Gu, an Assistant News Producer at NBC, describes how she managed to get into Lhasa last Sunday,

“The House of Shambala? No way, I’m not going there,” said the Tibetan taxi driver, his wrinkled, tanned face looking nervous. “It’s really chaotic in Lhasa now,” another taxi driver said as he approached us. “Two hundred and I’ll take you to Lhasa, but not to the House of Shambala. That area is all blocked now.” The second driver wasn’t exaggerating – we soon discovered that the city was in lock-down mode. link