It's nearly the perfect weather season...if you're coming to China do it in the spring, like anytime mid-March to May and also fall is great too. It is the time of year we don't need heating or cooling. But it is also the sneezing season, where the sycamores are all cut back and the branches with their itchy bombs smash into the streets and no one is immune to the irritation. It isn't bad though.
So China/Tibet angst has heated up; we have received warnings about that, especially to change travel plans to Tibet. I would like to go but not until maybe next fall, maybe when the world's most luxurious train opens for business. Well, maybe I will just take the regular first class train to Tibet if it is safe and save money for Via Rail in Canada, also on my list.