Aside from a Chinese Visa, an additional permit is required to enter Tibet. Officially, you are supposed to be part of an organized tour. The easiest way to make this happen is to go to Chengdu and book a flight from one of many "tour operators" there.
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The view from the hostel.
Welcome to Chengdu.
I can't really explain this, but if you've spent much time in China you'll know how this scene as archetypal.
An oddly named snack (tomato flavored!).
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