I'm catching my breath in Korea, before a flight tomorrow morning for Taiwan. Friday morning I'm scheduled to speak to Cosmic Light in Taipei: I found out in Weihai, on the other side of the Yellow Sea, waiting for the passenger ship Golden Bridge. (Registration: Panama, of course.) Apparently I should speak in Chinese: since I haven't prepared this talk, and will be traveling all day tomorrow, this could be interesting.
I'm not suffering from jet-lag. It's more like:
* Six night trains.
* Five ancient capitals.
* Four aching body parts.
* Three sacred mountains (Song, Heng (恒山；南岳), and the greatest of all, Tai). (Note: what to do if your back aches, both feet ache, your leg aches, and you've only had one night of sleep out of three? Climb a precipitous 5000 foot mountain! It worked wonders on all fronts, including sleeping the following evening, and even, surprisingly, the previously almost disabled leg.)
* Two + weeks on the road.
* And a hundred plus interviews left to translate. (Thanks, A, for the help in Shanxi.)
I'll describe what is happening in China, and hopefully add a bunch of photos, as time and machines become available.
One thing that isn't happening in China, is Blogger; it seems the Chinese government isn't overly fond of American web sites. Thanks to David Steinmetz for posting the past few blogs when I was unable.