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Guides Cho Oyu 2001 Expedition
#2 John Race reports from Lhasa
August 29th at 4pm. We are in Lhasa. We
arrived here yesterday and are staying at the New
Century Hotel. The place is really clean and
nice. Lhasa ain't the same place I visited in 1994.
Absolutely crazy how much it has changed. It is
raining cats and dogs in Lhasa. Tibet is very
green and beautiful right now. We are
comfortable with a raincoat and light shirt outside.
The group is getting along very well. Famous
lines from recent meals include "dig deep find
puppy," "This meat dissolves too fast in my
mouth to be testicle," and everyone is very
impressed with the hotel warning not to bring
radioactive things into the room. We are having
a good time, are healthy, and acclimating well. We
will visit the summer palace this afternoon, then head
out tomorrow am.