Hello, all! Hao and I found a internet cafe here in Shigatse, so we're catching up on emails. Unfortunately, I have less friends (emails) than him, so now I'm killing time by writing this post.

Two days ago, we visited Potala Palace in Lhasa - it is a beautiful and imposing structure. Right across from the palace, there's a huge square (in the stylistic spirit of Tianamen, according to Hao).

Hao and I were walking around this square when I noticed that there were large grates on the ground, with huge hoses snaking around the grating. 

"Hey Hao, looks like they have water fountain shows here."

Not more than 30 seconds after I say that, this music starts blaring over the loudspeakers. The guy in front of me runs away from me, but I just remain frozen. Wondering why the music was playing.

Low and behold, Hao and I become unwitting members of the 8pm water fountain show. I got drenched.

American tourism: FAIL

Posted by roy on May 10, 2009 at 06:41 AM in Travel | 6 Comments

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