I apologize for the lack of posts lately.  It’s been one heck of a month of travel.  Less than two weeks ago I was at 17,000 feet live blogging from the plateau and now I sit in Austin, TX at a friends house using his internet because we are staying in the Middle-of-Nowhere Texas without internet or cell phone reception.  Funny how I left the plateau and became communication-crippled.

Nonetheless, two weeks ago I was able to head back to the capital city of Lhasa.  This was my second trip Lhasa and my first in almost 4 years.  The best part of it was that it was a business trip.  We headed down for about 5 days to do some design, web, and photo work for one of the best Tibetan(XiZang, T.A.R.) travel agencies in Lhasa.  Honestly, how many people get to say they took an all-paid business trip to Lhasa?

Nonetheless, it was good to get back but difficult to be there in the summer due to the swollen tourist population.  In the summer of 2009 close to 6 million tourists visited or traveled in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and all of them went through Lhasa.  The high tourist season is 6 months.  Thats 1 million people per month… or close to 30,000 people per DAY entering Lhasa.  The winter is certainly the best time to visit Lhasa (read about it here)

Despite being busy, I was able to get out for a few hours one afternoon.  My post on the highest train in the world will be be coming as soon as I get another extended period with the internet.  Hope you guys enjoy!