Things are quietening down significantly. Many streets are now open
again and cars and taxis are out and about…even in the old quarter.
There is still a very heavy military presence but restaurants, teashops
and even the Summit cafe with the good coffee is open. A major clean up
operation is underway.
There is a surprising number of people on the streets including many
Chinese tourists who have surfaced from the west end and are going down
to the old quarter so see what all the fuss was about.
All foreigners have not been kicked out of Lhasa…these reports are
false. There seems to be a number of tourists still in town although a
very small number.