So, I arrived in Lhasa, Tibet, a few hours ago. I'd heard there was a bit of a snuff taking tradition here, so as soon as I arrived, I went looking around a dew likely looking general stores and stalls selling ciggies. Score! The very second shop I tried had some Indian snuff, a brand I've never heard of before, Rajaram Hazrowala, very similar to Dholakia White. Only $1.20 per hundred grams. Oddly, after the first shop, I didn't find any others selling it, til I got to a tea house with an old woman selling cigarettes, she had an unscented brown in plain bags for the same price, a bit like Toque Quit. People laugh when they see me take it, its mainly something for old peasants in the country, although bus drivers are said to use it a bit, and some traditional minded young women who don't want to be seen smoking.
What a place! I'm a bit knocked out by the altitude right now -- if you fly straight in to 3700m, altitude sickness gives most people a rough day or two. Even climbing one flight of stairs is a knock out.