十二月，一起探索西藏： ☃️🌕12月28日至1月6日 *11月3日前有早鳥優惠* 詳情及登記：bit.ly/evhk-tibet — 【YOU NEED TO LEAVE LHASA IN ORDER TO KNOW TIBET】
I visited Tibet for 5 times and I heard the same comment from the group every time: "Lhasa is just like another second-tier city in China."
To me, there are two distinguishable features to tell that you are in Lhasa: First, the altitude sickness; second, there are Tibetan characters side by side to the Chinese on the signboards of shops. Apart from that, it is very similar to a random city in China, from the chain stores like Burger King and KFC, patriotic slogans in Chinese, the ever-congested traffic during peak hours, to the streets named after other Chinese cities.
The rapid growth of Tibet is mainly attributable to the opening of Qinghai-Tibet Railway. There are increasing number of businessman, travellers, workers rushing to Tibet due to the shortened commute time. The population of Tibet witnessed a growth of 15% from 2.8 million in 2006 to 3.2 million today. The GDP also experienced a fourfold growth from 10.2 billion in 2006. Recognised brands like Shangri-la, Intercontinental, Adidas, KFC also opened their branches inside Lhasa.
On the other hand, the lives of Tibetans remain unchanged in places outside Lhasa. They have the same food for breakfast, they go out for a walk with their cattle. Compared to Lhasa, it seems to showcase an interesting difference between the two, and they seems to be two places at the end of the spectrum.
－Tibet Tour Mentor Timothy Chan
【Tour Tibet: Sunlight City in Snowflake】 ☃️🌕28 Dec – 6 Jan *Early bird before 3 Nov* Details & Registration: bit.ly/evhk-tibet … See MoreSee Less
As mentioned previously, Iranian women are strictly required to wear headscarves in both public and private spheres under the Islamic code. In this connection, there is religious police in plain clothes carrying out random checks on women on streets. Women who violate the regulations can be liable to a fine or even be imprisoned. In February 2016, Minoo Khaleghi, who had won a seat in Isfahan in a parliamentary election, was disqualified by the Guardian Committee as it was alleged that she travelled abroad without wearing headscarf.
Having said that, ladies who want to travel to Iran do not have to be over-anxious because the Iranian Government is not strict on the enforcement. Except Qom which is a holy city of Shi’ite Muslims that imposes tight restrictions on women’s clothings such as "women must wear a veil”, “only black headscarf is permitted”, “tight clothings are prohibited” and “no hair should be shown”, other cities have more relax regulations. In Tehran, it is usual for women to wear colourful headscarves. Some of them even show part of their hair or even slightly place it on the chignon.
In New York, an Iranian Journalist Masih Alinejad started a Facebook page 2 years ago to launch a movement against the restrictions on women’s dress. To fight for the freedom of choice that women can choose to wear or not to wear headscarves, Alinejad invited Iranian women to post selfies without headscarves and veils on social media. Recently, she also invited men to take part in the campaign to support those women. Rubio, our co-founder, also wore a headscarf in Iran. Well… was Rubio aware of the movement?
This December, we will investigate the Women Right issues in Iran, details and registrations: goo.gl/yyhBZJ Rewind our July Iran Programme: goo.gl/cRpbya Iranian Women: bit.ly/2yhMRvf … See MoreSee Less
【Tour Tibet: Sunlight City in Snowflake】 ☃️🌕28 Dec – 6 Jan
Our 4th Tibet Tour this year! Tibet has got a stunning scenery in summer, but how does the "roof of the world" look like in snow? The “Daylight City” Lhasa is not as cold as everyone imagined. Let’s explore the hidden beauty of Tibet in Winter!
With thousands of years of history and culture, Tibet has a special living customs and her own religious beliefs. After years of turmoil and development, Tibetan society is getting more complicated than before. Our team will not only lead you to explore the fascinating mountains high and low on the Tibetan Plateau, but will also offer a vivid view into Tibet’s incomparably rich culture and complex past.
Details & Registration: bit.ly/tibet-dec Enjoy HKD$800 early-bird discount on or before 3 Nov!
Highlights: – Catch sights of Namtso, Yamdrok, Khari La Glacier, among other sacred mountains and lakes – Discover Potala Palace, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Sera Monastery, and other temples of Tibetan Buddhism – Visit Tibet Thangka Institution to know more about this beautiful Tibetan arts – Dine with scholars of Tibetan studies to find out more about the drastic changes in modern Tibet first-hand
We welcome all university students and young professionals! Enquiries: 5483 1150 #TourTibet #EasternVision *Tour operated by Walk In Hong Kong Limited (Licence no. 353919) … See MoreSee Less