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Dispatch #2 John Race reports from Lhasa

Wednesday 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. 

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