In the morning we went to visit the Portola Palace where the Dali Lama used to live. The palace is now a museum and houses the tombs of all the Dali Lamas to date. Half of the palace is still used for government today.
Lots of steps to climb to get into the palace. We had more pictures taken with the monks, even though you are not supposed to do that. I found that it was the monks who were actually more excited to get their pictures taken! You are not allowed to take any pictures inside the museums of the Palace.
In the afternoon most of the group went to visit a Temple which I think was code to go shopping in the local market!. Jack and I stayed at the hotel for some male bonding time. Had dinner at the hotel.