China is really hard right now. I'm supposed to go but can't. The three weeks in a govt owned hotel with guards is definitely not fun and the political situation is dicey. We realized when we went into military hands on our last return over the 5KG of Cerium that it's a thin wall between relative freedom and vanishing.
Eveline will come in July. We haven't seen her since Corning although we talk a lot about the current project we have. We use Wechat. And Jeez, it's a long trip, even from Seattle. I would love to go to Nepal but that's a 5000 mile train trip and the Nepalese hate the Chinese, for good reason.
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?