The next morning was an early start, and there were a few glazed looks on faces at the breakfast buffet. We pilled into a very brightly coloured, clapped out, bus for the few hours it would take to get to the Tibetan boarder. We passed steep ravines with burned out bus wrecks on the way to the border, which makes you think a bit. We stopped just before the border on the Nepalese side for one last meal. Many people didn't eat much due to the appalling hygiene standards of the restaurant, but the view from the balcony was fantastic.
Unfortunately, I could not take any photos of that area. No pictures are allowed of 'Friendship Bridge', which links Nepal and China (Tibet). As we were about to find out, the Chinese authorities have no detectable sense of humour, so we thought it best not to test this policy.