We've been on the road three days now, to Weishan, Weibaoshan, and today to Dali. Rural Yunnan is amazing. Really beautiful. I've already had some great times, playing with many many small children, learning to dance with old Chinese ladies, watching the sunset on a Taoist mountain. I have about 30 seconds left in this internet bar and I don't know what I'll have internet access again-- we leave tomorrow morning for a remote Buddhist monastery and then move in for a 4-day rural homestay. But I promise an update soon.
To everyone who's been emailing me-- please don't think your letters and notes go unnoticed. They often make my day, and when I have more time I promise to write you back. Thank you all and much love.