The decision to travel to Tibet stems from my pressure when I first teach in China. With the help of Chinese colleagues and friends and the professional teaching training provided by the company, I finally got all the tools needed for the classroom. Everything looked good, but I was in distress since I was often obsessed with small details like "Do Chinese children who don't understand English know what I was talking?" "Do they like me?" "If no one likes my class or even hates it (one day a student made trouble in the class)?" One of my Chinese friend knew what I was suffering from, he kindly invited me to travel to Tibet with him to relieve anxiety. And it worked! This beautiful place healed me.
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Here are some effective strategies for traveling to Tibet.
1 Route to Tibet
What I suggest is the Qinghai-Tibet line, which means entering Tibet from Xining and passing through the Chaka-Gelmud-Tanggula mountain pass. One of the reasons for choosing this line is that the altitude increases slowly so that our body is able to adapt generally to alleviate altitude sickness. Moreover, the scenery along the way is very beautiful.
2 Altitude sickness
Many people think they should do more exercise before entering Tibet, but it is a misunderstanding. If you keep exercising all the time, you should stop half a month before going to Tibet since the increased oxygen consumption of the body increases the burden on the heart, which can easily cause altitude sickness. Also, people who are afraid of severe physical reactions can take anti-altitude sickness drugs in advance, such as "Rhodiola" and "High Altitude Red".
3 UV protection
The ultraviolet rays in Tibet are really strong! Even if the sun does not come out, you should also take sun protection measures (such as applying sunscreen and wearing sun protection clothing) to prevent sunburn.