Visited Little Potala near Zhongdian. Got blessed by the main monk - a close friend to the Dalai Lama, even if he meets him less often than the Hollywood crew. Heard him hummmmmmmmm his beautiful mantra. No visitors today. Quiet site. Splendid view on the village below, a few ancient houses uphill and the traditional GSM totem towering over the whole area. A young monk is climbing the stairs while dancing and talking to someone over his mobile phone. Not far away, a Tibetan girl's own amulet starts ringing a polyphonic elevator-tailored version of some George Michael's tune. For those who wondered about coverage in Paradise. Dial M for mantra.