I am now in back in Chengdu, China. I have just returned from six days in Tibet. Spent New Year's Eve in Lhasa, but I admit I did not celebrate much; in fact, I was asleep at midnight. Lhasa was warm in the afternoons and cool in the evenings. I visited the Potala, Drak Yerpa, a complex of temples about thirty miles outside of town, Drepung, Sera, the Naga Temple behind the Potala, the Gomang Temple, the Jokhang Temple, and did the Kora around the Jokhaing about a dozen times. Great time, details to follow . . .