- Title: The Friendship Highway: Two Journeys in Tibet
- Author: Charlie Carroll
- ISBN: 9781849535908
- Page: 107
- Format: Paperback
Tibet was not just on the horizon, it capped it Four thousand metres above this city was a country of stone and ice, and, even though it was officially closed, there was still a way in A compelling and unforgettable encounter on the roof of the world Hoping to reach Tibet after a twenty year obsession, Charlie Carroll travelled to China Contending with Chinese bureaucrTibet was not just on the horizon, it capped it Four thousand metres above this city was a country of stone and ice, and, even though it was officially closed, there was still a way in A compelling and unforgettable encounter on the roof of the world Hoping to reach Tibet after a twenty year obsession, Charlie Carroll travelled to China Contending with Chinese bureaucracy, unforgiving terrain and sickness inducing altitude, Charlie experienced twenty first century Tibet in all its heartbreaking beauty Tibetan born Lobsang fled the volatile region over the Himalayas, on foot, as a child in 1989 An exile in Nepal, then a student in India, he was called back to Tibet by love At the end of the road known as the Friendship Highway, he met Charlie and recounted his extraordinary life story, exemplifying the hardship, resilience and hope of modern Tibetan life.
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Before reading this book my knowledge of Tibet was;1. It is a country in Asia2. Some time ago China moved in and claimed it had always been part of China3. It's very high above sea level4. Loads of monks live there5. Every now and then celebrities will try to Free Tibet before they get bored and move on to some other campaign.This book is a wealth of knowledge, Charlie Carroll has done an immense amount of research to try and find the true history of Tibet amongst all the lies. During his time i [...]
Travelogue set in Tibet (an unforgettable encounter on the roof of the world)Charlie Carroll tells the story of two journeys to Tibet in the present day. One is his own: he had always wanted to visit this remote, forbidden country and finally decided to make his dream a reality. The other is the journey of Tibetan-born Lobsang, who has lived as an exile in Nepal and India, but always longed to return home – almost an impossibility. But not quite. The two young men meet on the road known as The [...]
Carroll has been obsessed with Tibet for as long as he can remember. Seizing the opportunity to visit he takes it with both hands and heads off to China. When he arrives he finds out that the border is closed, but he is advised to wait for a little while so he looks around the town of Repkong. Suddenly the borders are open, and he will be allowed to enter, but he must accompany a group to be permitted. So he goes.Carroll travels over all the country, seeing the capital and other landmarks. He ev [...]
I had a difficult time getting into this book and almost abandoned it - I'm so glad I stuck it out because once I did get into it I could hardly put it down. Very interesting story of an Englishman who long had a fascination with Tibet and his eventual journey there, interspersed with the life story of a Tibetan who he happened to meet right before he returned home. I am familiar with who the Dalai Lama is but I was very unfamiliar with the history of Tibet and the facts of life there since bein [...]
A+++I've been on a good book streak lately and this is another chain in that link. I've learned so much about Tibet from this book-- enough to be properly outraged-- while also reading two truly enjoyable journeys. Each journey fills in gaps for the other journey and together they make the perfect pair. The most exciting part is when the two men finally meet-- which happens far lately than you'd expect and with devastating consequences. Beautiful wonderful book.
This book was full of history and depicted two beautiful stories at the same time.
An extremely lengthy description of 2 journeys in Tibet by 2 different people; a Englishman fulfilling his wish to visit Tibet and a young Tibetan in exile revisiting through unauthorised means, and how they eventually met. Although some parts can be too much to absorb, one has to applaud Charlie for giving such immaculate details with excitement. An interesting read on Tibet. Good for those who are quite clueless about this 'mysterious' land but want something slightly more exciting.
Loved this. I hope Lopsang escapes.
My first book of its kind, Peaks on the Horizon was an extremely accessible historical nonfiction read, very enlightening, and deeply engaging. I stumbled upon it on the featured "Travel" table at the library and was simply drawn to the cover. I've never read a book about Tibet, nor could I locate Tibet on a map before I picked it up. I have either found it difficult for historical nonfiction books to keep my attention, or I feel like I should have brushed up on a basic history of the country/cu [...]
I believe this is probably one of the most intrinsically valuable travelogue books I have read in recent history, or even at all. Having lived in China myself, Tibet was certainly one of the bucket list items I had, but never was able to achieve mostly due to my visa status. Being an Autonomous region, and not fully understanding much of the history and development in the land and political issues surrounding Tibet, mostly due to our Western civilization centered studies in school, I found the r [...]
Charlie Carroll narrates his own trip to Tibet, describing the bureaucratic hoops he has to jump to get there, his guides and the fellow travellers he joins. He witnesses the beauty and military hardship of a country invaded by China in 1950 and ruled by an iron fist since then. Along side this travelogue he retells the twenty year story of Lobsang whose family fled Tibet for Nepal when he was only five years old. This story follows him growing up in Kathmandu, his studies in India, meeting the [...]
Loved this book!! Two different journeys inter-woven, detailing the yearning young Tibetans have for their homeland, the hardships they face in entering and escaping Tibet “illegally”. If this is the first book you read on Tibet, it will leave you wanting to know more and I thank the writer for that. Part history and travelogue, Charlie has told Lobsang’s journey and his own beautifully. Well worth reading!
I read this book a while ago and it was incredible, amazing, emotional, and eye opening. Everyone should read it. I am going to read it again, that is why I saved it here, so I can remember the title.
Beautifully written. Gives an intimate look at an issue that few discuss or are even aware of. It is also compelling and inspiring as a story.
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