In year 2007 I spent three weeks traveling around CHINA.
After visiting noisy, polluted pre-olympic Beijing, and before flying to the over-crowded hyper-consumerist pre-earthquake Chengdu, I visited TIBET.
It was one of the most intense experiences I have had in my entire life.
The place, the people and their habits, the mood… even the altitude (Lhasa is 3.650m above the sea level)…! Either the place invades you, and you feel immersed and caught forever, for good, or you are out in the next 24 hours.