It's been a long and interesting time here in the ancient kingdom...and I had a hard time keeping up with this blog, both because of how busy my hosts kept me in the early parts, and connectivity and computer problems at the end,
I wouldn't have passed it up for the world. I am just getting ready to crash for the night at the airport hotel in Chengdu. I fly out at 9 am tomorrow and will get back to DC at 7 pm "tomorrow." I will be glad to be back even though I have had a great time.
Here's a picture out my hotel window (of the airport) just after 10 pm on my last night.