With our visas in hand, a group of us will set out for...Tibet as originally planned. Tibet will be open by the time I and we get there. Keep you posted. The geologists on the trip will put together some discussions of the tectonics of the region and recent earthquake in Sichuan province.
I'm heading out on Thursday morning, taking Metro North down to Grand Central Station, a bus down to JFK airport and then off to Japan and then Beijing, China, for seventeen days.