The Potala Palace is the former residence of the Dalai Lamas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (photo credit: Katherine Rodeghier, c 2012)

Touring the Potala Palace, Former Home of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa, Tibet

As I wait my turn to ascend a ladder inside the Potala Palace, I watch an elderly Tibetan woman ahead of me. Dressed in a long traditional dress, with a loyal son at each elbow helping her rise, she slowly makes her way up, pausing at each rung. Her Read More