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I got fucking scammed.
Too bad that I just realized it.
As most of you know, I am in Cappadocia atm. We had a balloon flight. Yada yada yada.
Then I took a green tour that was provided from an travel agency that was a Partner of the hotel I am in.
The guide brought us to a stone seller. At the jewellry store, we were told that they have a special kind of gem. It gets mined in Mugla(Turkey).
Thus we thought that the stones they sell are mined natural gems called Zultanit.
Oh boy were we fucking wrong.
The zultanit gems are able to change their color depending on the light it receives. We were all fascinated at the demonstration. They told us that it is the second Turkish gem. First comes Turquoise.
I bough a zultanit bracelet for myself. And a zultanit ring for my mum.
It took me about 635 Lira which is about 95 Euro.
I was like damn. They are so damn valuable. It maked sense to me, because it was changing its colors at differentt areas.
Now guess what...
I went onto the internet and checked reviews about that shop. They were mostly saying that these are not real, but lab created gems. I was deeply shocked.
I checked the "certificate" that I got from them. It matched. My gems are lab created and not mined as they told to us tourists ffs.
I am crying internally.
How could I be that dumb to believe that?
Guys, never buy anything they tell you. Check everything to its detail.
The "zultanite" is a real gem. They even have their own trademark, but we were sold a "zultanit (lbrt)".
They did not show the certificate before buying it.10
Getting a tour today at my new job (non-dev related, just pays the bills). it's quite a travel AND RIGHT ON THIS FUCKING DAY THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNER IS GIVING 500 ERRORS. FUCKING FUCK FML.2
One of my uncle is becoming a classic nightmare.
He was kind of getting offended that I never payed much attention to his request of making a website for his impromptu travel agent sidejob.
He claims he gets approached by some people for tour packages. His revenue model is simply taking the payment from them with his commission and passing over responsibilities and everything else to some other travel agent. I don't know how he has the connections to make it happen or build it as a sustainable business but that's none of my business.
Anyway, what irritates me most is that he doesn't seem willing to invest in building the site. I strongly suspect he expects me to build it free ( free as in I cover expense for server and domain ) for him. He didn't have a solid plan on what features he is looking for in the website or even come up with a proper name for the site. He basically told me to buy whatever I think is good.
When I asked him to pay some money for buying the server space, he has gone mum about it.
My best guess is that he is probably looking on internet to do it himself and outsmart me.
Well, good for me.1
Visiting Drepung Monastery
The largest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism has a cascading structure and a spectacular scale.
There are many monks in the monastery, and the scale of the ritual is large, which is very interesting for mainland tourists.
The annual Buddha worship ceremony at the Shenton Festival is the largest exhibition of Buddhas in the Tibetan area, attracting the entire Lhasa empty city.
Built in 1416, the temple has nearly 10,000 monks, and the temple is gradually rising in profile, the temples are connected, the towers stand, and the scale is grand; the temple provides silver for the Dalai Lama II, III, and IV Quality Spirit Tower. Compared with the magnificent and rigorous Potala Palace, I prefer the slackness and ease of Drepung Monastery. It is more like a hermit, with wisdom but unruly manner. Drepung Monastery is a must-visit place, its share of tranquility, share of leisure, and calmness cannot be matched by any other place. In my heart, it is not a monastery. It feels more like a quiet village. Everyone in the village lives in peace, smiles, and has good intentions. You can take bus No. 16, 17, 24 and 25 to Drepungsi Station, then walk uphill along Dangba Road for about 2 kilometers, which takes about half an hour.
Location: Lhasa, Tibet1