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Int'l friends: Making a home in Tibet

08-03-2011 08:25 BJT Special Report:This is Tibet |

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Foreigners are becoming an ever more common sight in rapidly developing Lhasa. Some end up starting their careers running some of many hotels in the city, including one young man from Nepal.

Working as general manager of the Tibet Villa Hotel is La Zhu's second job in Lhasa. This 27 year old took the position two months ago, and he's full of optimism. La Zhu's management philosophy is create a hotel that emphasizes Tibetan style and culture, over all-out luxury.

La Zhu, General Manager of Tibet Villa Hotel, said, "A lot of foreigners like the Tibetan-style, and they don't necessarily care how many stars a hotel has." La Zhu had never been to Tibet before 2006, and had never spoken Chinese. A career agency connected him to his first job in Lhasa. He then began to explore his new home.

He now feels at home here. He often enjoys relaxing at Jokhang Temple square and wandering along Barkhor Street. He says Lhasa's fast-track development is giving him great opportunities to advance his career. He said, "I'm never alone in Lhasa. I don't know why, but here just feels like home to me."

Foreigners are becoming an ever more common sight in rapidly developing Lhasa. Some end up starting their careers running some of many hotels in the city, including one young man from Nepal. He now feels at home here.

With rail links dramatically boosting Lhasa's tourist industry over the past few years, He is now looking to enhance the quality of service at his hotel.He said, "Lhasa is a small city that attracts a wide range of tourists. It's going to require ever more service quality and staff in the tourism industry, such as hotel staff."

In 2006, La Zhu got a job offer in Shanghai, and lived there for two weeks. He quickly changed his mind, and came home to the simple life and the warm hearted people of Lhasa. As a foreigner in this great city, La Zhu hopes he can bring a wide perspective and fresh ideas, to Lhasa's hospitality industry.

Foreigners are becoming an ever more common sight in rapidly developing Lhasa. Some end up starting their careers running some of many hotels in the city, including one young man from Nepal. He now feels at home here.

Foreigners are becoming an ever more common sight in rapidly developing Lhasa. Some end up starting their careers running some of many hotels in the city, including one young man from Nepal. He now feels at home here.

Foreigners are becoming an ever more common sight in rapidly developing Lhasa. Some end up starting their careers running some of many hotels in the city, including one young man from Nepal. He now feels at home here.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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