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Tibetan Transit
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As a story of travel, Tibetan Transit is rich in landscape and character. As a witness to the abuse of human rights and a plea for liberty, it is not easily forgotten. No country has ever so engaged the reader's imangination as Tibet. Described as barren and primitive by early travellers, Tibet's image changed to one of a stunnignly beautiful landscape that gave rise to one of the most intriguing civilisations on earth. Every traveller's conceived image of Tibet clashes with the reality. Tibetan Transit is a travelogue that weaves the rich veins of Tibetan history, spirituality and legend with the contemporary struggle of a culture under seige. Lolo Houbein, on her travels to Tibet witnesses landslides, an uprising over the disputed succession of the Panchen Lama, martial law and celebrations of the Dalai Lama's birthday. She meets villagersk farmers, nuns, monks, beggars and undertakers and discovers a land richer in beauty and spiritual wealth than she ever expected. This depite the decades that had passed since the Chinese invaded Tibet and cut it in three. Since then the dominance of a foreign ideology over Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion has wrought irreparable changes. Tibet has become the worlds's litmus test as to who or what makes a nation in the new millennium.
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Lolo Houbein is a writer and a practising Buddhist. When she is not travelling she lives in South Australia.

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