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Devin Moore Tibet Travel Part 3: A view from the roof of Jokhang Temple

Click here to see Lhasa from the roof of Jokhang Temple!

Today, part three of my series on Tibet takes us to Lhasa. While the previous installment features Lhasa’s Jokhang Square in the early morning, this week features a video that was taken on the roof of Jokhang Temple in the mid afternoon. As we discussed last time, Jokhang Temple is a pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists from all corners of Tibet; even those living in the most remote areas aspire to make the journey at least once in their life. This place houses the only known image of the Shakyamuni Buddha known to remain in existence. When the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was twelve years old, a statue was carved of him and given to Tibet as a gift from Beijing.

Relative to the crisp mornings, the wind blows lightly carrying wit...

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Keep Pressing Forward: A Tibet travel essay by Devin Moore

Tibet: a magnificent place steeped in ancient history. Mountains dominate the landscape at every turn and prayer flags flutter in the wind as their mantras pervade outward bringing peace and wisdom to those below. Rivers meander through IMG_0457valleys like veins, providing life-blood for the farms that allow Tibet’s people to eek out an existence in the harsh elements. Walking out of the airport, I was ecstatic and nervous at the same time; my first visit to Tibet was my first trip overseas at all. Jumping into the unknown halfway around the world was a test of fate.

“Tashi Delek, welcome to Tibet,” said a smiling man holding a piece of paper with my name on it. He draped around my neck a long white Khata, a sash symbolizing purity and compassion...

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Devin Moore Tibet Travel Part 2: Early Morning in Jokhang Square

This week takes us to Lhasa, the cultural and political capital of Tibet. One side of Lhasa is typical of any rapidly expanding city, while the other side retains much of its old world charm. Pictured here is Jokhang Square in the early morning. At this time of day, not many tourists roam the winding paths of Barkhor Bazaar, a hustling and bustling market area that encircles the square. Out of big chimneys like the one you see here, incense floats toward the heavens filling the area with an earthen aroma that has a hint of pine needles. Cold mountain air bites at exposed skin, making a jacket necessary.

Devin Moore Tibet Travel Blog

Jokhang Square is named after Jokhang Temple, whose outer wall you see in the background...

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Devin Moore Tibet travel articles

Some of my latest work has been posted to PRWeb and has been picked up by various news organizations in the US. While new articles are posted every day, here are some examples from this last week:

One article posted on the San Francisco Chronicle and another posted on Yahoo News


For other articles please check out PRWeb. If you have any Tibet travel questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!


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Inaugural Picture Essay!

Welcome to my inaugural picture blog! Every now and then, I will be posting a discussion of a picture taken on my travels through Asia. I hope that my travel experiences will inspire you to embark upon your own adventure, wherever they may take you.

Devin Moore Tibet Travel

Tibet: A magnificent land of unparalleled natural beauty and home to a fascinating people whose culture is rooted in the ancient past. I took my first trip to Tibet in the summer of 2011 with my good friend Shane Franklin. The highlight of our adventure was the four-day trek from Old Tingri to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Old Tingri is a small village that sits in the Himalayas at an altitude of about 13000 feet. Up here the dry air is thin and the wind blows constantly.

The picture featured here is of a cairn Shane and I stacked together...

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Another article up

Another article is up, check it out here:

This one is yet to be syndicated to other news sites, let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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Article picked up by Yahoo News!

My PR work with TibetCtrip has taken off in a very short amount of time! You can see one my latest articles on Yahoo News:

Thanks for your patience while I bring more content to

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First article is up!

This is a momentous occasion! My very first press release has been approved and published! For several hours was even ranked on the first page of google for the search terms “Tibet travel permit 2013″, it may still be there.

Check it out here:

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Economic issues in the news.

Have you ever wondered how or why economic issues in the news effect your every day life? When the talking heads on TV start babbling, do you change the channel thinking that economics doesn’t matter? Let me tell you, it does, the economics is everywhere all the time: its at the grocery store, at the gas pump, and even when you’re trying to pack one more errand into your already busy day. Just like gravity, it’s inescapable. Also, just like gravity, the economy operates by a set of rules. The advantage of understanding those rules is invaluable. Do you think you could win a game of Monopoly without understanding the rules? While there’s a slim chance, most likely not! Here I’ll be talking about current economic issues, the hows and whys behind them, and why it even matters at all.

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Picture Discussions

I have countless photos from my travels across Asia. Coming soon are pictures and a discussion of where they were taken.

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