Tibet! At last!
Somebody out there has been trying to sabotage our trip to Tibet! After having to leave China to deal with a death in the family and an illness (see post below), as well as tightening Tibet permit restrictions - Tibet has been closed to foreigners on two separate occassions since we've been in China - we've now got permits and we're taking the train to Tibet!
The train from Chengdu to Lhasa (the capital of Tibet) is the highest train in the world (passing 5000m) and even has oxygen on board so you can deal with the lack of oxygen at the high altitudes. The trip takes 48 hours, so we will be in Lhasa by Sunday night.