OMG SID it was one of the most amazing festivals I've ever been to. The energy would have lifted the roof of if it had been indoors (not that you could ever get that many people indoors!). Also it was really good energy - focused, powerful, sacred, and fun all at the same time.
Finally a new blog post. I travelled with a group of 7 other people plus a tour guide for 3 weeks in China. This is an article I wrote for Intrepid Travel about the advantages of being on a small-group tour. So glad I did a tour, otherwise I'd have been doing a lot of miming