Die Normalität kehrt ganz langsam zurück.

Seit knapp zwei Wochen bin ich nun wieder in Xi’an. Mir geht es gesundheitlich gut, ansonsten fällt mir so langsam ein wenig die Decke auf den Kopf. Ich arbeite zwar jeden Tag für die Schule bzw. für meine Schüler, indem ich Materialien erstelle, Aufgaben verschicke, Texte zurückbekomme und korrigiere und indem ich jeden Abend mit drei von ihnen ca. 20 Minuten lang telefoniere, um sie auf die mündliche DSD-Prüfung vorzubereiten. Daneben gibt es das ein oder andere Organisatorische zu tun, Verwaltungskram zu erledigen und ab und an suche ich nach Unterrichtsmaterialien für meine chinesischen Kolleginnen in ganz Nordchina und lasse es ihnen zukommen.

Doch die Freizeitgestaltung ist „ein wenig“ öde dieser Tage. Weiterhin bleibt Vieles geschlossen. Kinos und Restaurants sind zu, die Veranstaltungen in der Konzerthalle und im Theater abgesagt. Das größte Problem jedoch ist, dass man fast niemanden zu Gesicht bekommt, weil die meisten meiner Freunde und Bekannten ihre Wohnungen praktisch immer noch nicht verlassen – aus Angst vor einer Ansteckung. Und das, was wir sonst am häufigsten zusammen unternommen haben, Essen gehen, geht im Moment nicht, weil praktisch alle Restaurants nur Straßenverkauf oder Lieferservice anbieten.

Allerdings füllen sich die Parks allmählich wieder und auch der Verkehr nimmt erneut zu, die U-Bahnen werden wieder voller und immer mehr Menschen gehen erneut ihrer Arbeit nach. Auch der ein oder andere Straßenverkäufer produziert wieder unverschämte Düfte, sodass ich nicht unbedingt alle drei Mahlzeiten am Tag selbst zubereiten muss.

Wann des in der Schule weitergeht, bleibt indes ungewiss. Eigentlich war der kommende Montag angepeilt, zumindest für die 12er. Doch im „XIANESE“, dem Online-Magazin für Ausländer in Xi’an, ist seit Wochen zu lesen, dass die Wiederaufnahme des Präsenzunterrichts eine Woche zuvor angekündigt wird, was bis heute noch nicht geschehen ist. Zwischenzeitlich werden die Schüler von den Kolleginnen mit häuslichem Online-Unterricht versorgt, dessen Qualität und Nutzen allerdings ein wenig fraglich zu sein scheint.

Die DSD-Prüfungen sind für verschiedene Länder Asiens vom 12. März (gestern) auf den 26. Mai verschoben worden, wie sie dann jedoch genau durchgeführt werden können, bleibt offen, weil im Moment überhaupt nicht absehbar ist, wie viele der deutschen Kolleginnen und Kollegen dann wieder im Land sein werden. Seit gestern Abend gilt nämlich die Regelung, dass diese bei einer Einreise nach China auf eigene Kosten für 14 Tage in eine „Hotel“-Quarantäne müssen (Anmerkung: Welch eine Unverschämtheit. Was hätte man hier dazu gesagt, wenn Europa das vor 4 Wochen mit Chinesen gemacht hätte, die nach Europa gereist sind. Die sozialen Medien hier im Land hätten „Diskrminierung“ geschrien. Jedenfalls kann ich mir nicht vorstellen, dass die Kolleginnen und Kollegen das auf sich nehmen, und ich selbst bin nun mit meiner Entscheidung, vor drei Wochen nach China zurückzukehren, ganz zufrieden. Wer weiß, wann ich ansonsten wieder hierher zurückkehren könnte und welche Konsequenzen das für meine Bezahlung etc. hätte.

Unterdessen macht mir die weltweite Entwicklung auf Grund des Virus täglich wachsende Sorgen. Ökonomisch, sozial und politisch. Ich muss zugeben, dass ich diese Art an Verwerfungen nicht vorausgeahnt hätte, und ich befürchte, das Jahr 2020 geht als absolutes Katastrophenjahr in die Menschheitsgeschichte ein. Insbesondere meinem Lieblingsland Italien setzt die Krise nun so mächtig zu, dass ich an die ökonomischen und politischen Folgen gar nicht denken mag.

 

 

Update aus Xi’an

Dieses Mal in Gänze. Finde das auch – und gerade – für Leute, die nicht in China waren / sind, sehr interessant. Es zeigt mal, wie „gründlich“ die Behörden vorgehen und das selbst in einer Stadt, die ja nur wenig betroffen ist. Außerdem zeigt der aktuelle Stand der Dinge einen blauen Schimmer am dunklen Horizont: zum ersten Mal ist die Zahl der Infizierten in Xi’an an einem Tag nicht mehr gestiegen.

Jetzt tatsächlich das Update von HEUTE (das von gestern bleibt unten stehen):

COVID-19: Current Information 02/14

XIANEASE XIANEASE发现西安 Today

*Image credit: Thabo Jaffe*

Updated Information

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased again today, with 55,671  current confirmed cases being reported, up 3,738 from yesterday. Currently, 10,109 suspected cases are under review, the lowest number to date, with 2,450 of those being new cases. Authorities have credited containment measures taken across the country for the decrease. Fatalities rose only slightly yesterday, with 1,381 deaths being reported from the virus, while 6,884 people have recovered.

As more people begin to recover from the illness, authorities have been tracking both the total number of cases as well as the current number. Currently the hardest hit regions are Hubei (46,806 current/ 51,986 total), Guangzhou (918/1261), Henan (831/1184) and Zhejiang (783/1155). This means that outside of Hubei Province, the number of cases has begun to decrease.  Outside of China, 501 cases have been reported outside of China, with 437 of those being current.

Travel in and out of the country has become increasingly difficult, as many countries have imposed travel ban and restrictions on non-nationals coming from China. Citizens in many countries are being placed in mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in their homeland to help contain the spread of the virus. Check before traveling to avoid difficulties.
Shaanxi province is currently under a „Level-1 Public Health Emergency Protocol“, the highest-level response, to help contain the virus. This includes the following:

  • Individual districts have imposed epidemic controls. See our separate post from 02/10 for individual district information.
  • Residents and non-residents returning to Xi’an for work or school will be placed in quarantine in their homes or in designated hotels for 14-days upon arrival.
  • Most districts have mandated that each unit may only have one person leave their communities once every 2-3 days. Check with your building management for verification.
  • Many districts have disallowed businesses to reopen, except for online operation. Check with your employer for details.
  • The Xi’an Transportation Authority has lifted the restriction on plate numbers during work days for drivers until further notice.
  • Free public parking has been extended to Feb 16th.
  • Long-distance bus services have been suspended until further notice.
  • Online car booking operations, such as Didi, have been suspended until further notice.
  • Masks are required when going outside. Those not wearing masks will not be allowed to use the subway or access supermarkets or other public places.
  • Real name registation is require in many places for entry. Many communities have also required registration before leaving, so carry your ID or Passport with you when heading outside
  • Most public spaces (hotels, shopping malls, squares, etc.) will be closed for the time being.
  • Most supermarkets will remain open, but may have limited hours.
  • Larger supermarket chains will be provided with price-stabilized fresh vegetables and meat to prevent price gouging.
  • Multiple bus lines have temporarily suspended services. Those still in operation will have limited hours.
  • The subway will limit operating hours and some entrances will be closed. Expect lines during peak hours as registration will be required for all passengers Currently, the operating hours for Lines 1, 3, and 4 are 06:00-22:00. Line 2 will operate from 06:00-23:00.
  • Passengers on the subway will be managed to prevent crowding.
  • Taxi drivers should be wearing masks and disinfecting their cars twice daily. Passengers are also required wear masks and register their information. Drivers may refuse service to those not wearing masks.
  • Those people who can complete real-name registration through their phones may do so on the Official WeChat of the Xi’an Transportation Authority „西安交通发布“ ahead of time to use the „Green Channels“.
  • Several highway exits will be closed and health checks will be instituted at those in operation.
  • Several train lines have been temporarily stopped. Check the 12306.cn website for information on trains. (Website in Chinese)
  • While the airport remains open, they have instituted screenings for all incoming and outgoing passengers. Budget extra time to ensure that you are able to make your flights and transfers.
  • Companies have been prevented from hosting large events or any sort of gathering involving large numbers of people.
  • Schools of all levels will not resume classes at school until at least March 2nd, though the official start date is yet to be announced.

Chinese health expert, Zhong Nanshan, has predicted that the virus will peak sometime around mid- to late February and that it may pass before April, though the head of the WHO considers this optimistic. Prepare for this to last at a minimum for a few more weeks, possibly longer.

The health administration has begun to quarantine communities that have previously housed those infected with the virus. At our last report, 54 buildings or communities had been quarantined across the city. No word yet on if any have been lifted or if more have been added. Those inside the quarantine will not be allowed outside, nor with those outside be allowed in. Distribution of essential items will occur for those under quarantine. Please comply with any directives from health officials if your community is placed under quarantine. If you come under quarantine, call the number for the foreign affairs office listed below.
It is strongly suggested to avoid travel and spending extended periods of time in public places. It has been confirmed that the virus may be transmitted by people who are asymptomatic.  Those with symptoms, such as fever, should quarantine themselves or report to a hospital. Currently, authorities are asking people returning to Shaanxi Province to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon returning, after registering with the local health authorities. See our post from Feb. 10th for more information.

For the first time, Xi’an reported no new cases of the virus. As of 16:00 today, there have been 230 confirmed cases of the virus in Shaanxi Province, with 181 cases being active. Of the 181, 97  are in Xi’an, 18 are in Ankang, 20 are in Hanzhong, 13 are in Xianyang, 6 are in Baoji, 14 are in Weinan, 2 are in Yanan,  4 are in Tongchuan, 6 are in Shangluo, 2 are in Yangling, and 1 each remain in Yulin and Hancheng. There are 267 suspected cases in the province, and an additional 14,299 people under observation. 49 people in the province have recovered from the virus.
The Foreign Affairs Office of Shaanxi Province has set up a multi-lingual hotline to handle questions regarding the virus, work, transportation, or other questions. They can be reached at:

029-87290355

As of this moment, a vaccine has not yet been developed, though it has been reported that there are several in development across the world.
The best course of action is  still prevention. It is advised that everyone take the following precautions to help mitigate the risk of infection:

Preventative Measures

  • Wear a mask in public places
    • Respirators rated N95 or higher
    • Ensure that your mask is secure at the nose and chin
    • It is not suggested to wear these for a long time, as they may restrict oxygen
  • Wash your hands regularly
    • Use hot, soapy water
    • Wash hands before and after preparing food, after using the restroom, after being in a public place, and after contact with strange animals.
    • Use antibacterial soap when possible
    • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth when you haven’t washed your hands
  • Minimize time in public places
    • If possible, avoid lingering in public spaces where risk of infection is greater (train stations, subway stations, etc.)
  • Maintain healthy habits to strengthen your immune system
    • Regular exercise and a healthy diet will maintain a strong immune system
  • Cook all meats and vegetables thoroughly
    • All foods should be cooked to at least 70C, as this is the temperature at which most virus become inactive

Symptoms of Infection

Symptoms of infection may include:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
Those with symptoms should report to their building management or a hospital as soon as possible. Those returning from other places should quarantine themselves at home after registering with the building management for 14 days to ensure they are not carriers of the virus or in accordance with district guidlines.

Final Notes

Supplies of masks are being restocked. Several local factories have begun producing masks in order to assist with the resupply. It is currently a requirement to wear a mask outside, both for your safety and the safety of other. If you can not find an appropriate mask, it is suggested that you do not go outside during this period. The authorities have arrested several people for selling fake masks, or for promising to sell masks and then not delivering the goods. Be cautious when buying masks and only buy from official pharmacies and stores.

You can find more information by following the Shaanxi Government WeChat Account „陕西发布“, or the Xi’an Government WeChat Account „西安发布“, though all of the information is in Chinese.

We will continue to cover the current news on this as it develops. Our posts are limited to once per day, so if you would like a current update, click the „Read More“ button below for an updated map. (Link in Chinese).

If you spot any errors within our reporting, please comment or notify us through our official account. There is a lot of information out there, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, everyone. Stay safe.

For the most up-to-date information, click the „Read More“ button below (Link in Chinese)

COVID-19: Current Information 02/13

XIANEASE XIANEASE发现西安 Yesterday

Updated Information

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped dramatically today, with 52,478 confirmed cases being reported, up 13,606 from yesterday, the largest single day gains seen. Currently, 13,435 suspected cases under review, a significant drop in the total, with 2,807 of those being new cases.. The gap between the number of fatalities continues to grow, with 1368 deaths and 6,054 recoveries. Health officials have labelled 8,030 of the current cases as severe.

As more people begin to recover from the illness, authorities have been tracking both the total number of cases as well as the current number. Currently the hardest hit regions are Hubei (43,445 current/ 48,206 total), Guangzhou (950/1241), Henan (885/1169) and Zhejiang (810/1145).   Outside of China, 490 cases have been reported outside of China, with over 200 cases in Japan.

Travel in and out of the country has become increasingly difficult, as many countries have impsed travel ban and restrictions on non-nationals coming from China. Citizens in many countries are being placed in mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in their homeland to help contain the spread of the virus.
Shaanxi province is currently under a „Level-1 Public Health Emergency Protocol“, the highest-level response, to help contain the virus. This includes the following:

  • Individual districts have imposed epidemic controls. See our separate post from 02/10 for individual district information.
  • Residents and Non-residents returning to Xi’an for work or school will be placed in quarantine in their homes or in designated hotels for 14-days upon arrival.
  • Most districts have mandated that each unit may only have one person leave their communities once every 2-3 days. Check with your building management for verification.
  • Many districts have disallowed businesses to reopen, except for online operation. Check with your employer for details.
  • The Xi’an Transportation Authority has lifted the restriction on plate numbers during work days for drivers until further notice.
  • Free public parking has been extended to Feb 16th.
  • Long-distance bus services have been suspended until further notice.
  • Online car booking operations, such as Didi, have been suspended until further notice.
  • Masks are required when going outside. Those not wearing masks will not be allowed to use the subway or access supermarkets or other public places.
  • Real name registation is require in many places for entry. Many communities have also required registration before leaving, so carry your ID or Passport with you when heading outside
  • Most public spaces (hotels, shopping malls, squares, etc.) will be closed for the time being.
  • Most supermarkets will remain open, but may have limited hours.
  • Larger supermarket chains will be provided with price-stabilized fresh vegetables and meat to prevent price gouging.
  • Multiple bus lines have temporarily suspended services. Those still in operation will have limited hours.
  • The subway will limit operating hours and some entrances will be closed. Expect lines during peak hours as registration will be required for all passengers Currently, the operating hours for Lines 1, 3, and 4 are 06:00-22:00. Line 2 will operate from 06:00-23:00.
  • Passengers on the subway will be managed to prevent crowding.
  • Taxi drivers should be wearing masks and disinfecting their cars twice daily. Passengers are also required wear masks and register their information. Drivers may refuse service to those not wearing masks.
  • Those people who can complete real-name registration through their phones may do so on the Official WeChat of the Xi’an Transportation Authority „西安交通发布“ ahead of time to use the „Green Channels“.
  • Several highway exits will be closed and health checks will be instituted at those in operation.
  • Several train lines have been temporarily stopped. Check the 12306.cn website for information on trains. (Website in Chinese)
  • While the airport remains open, they have instituted screenings for all incoming and outgoing passengers. Budget extra time to ensure that you are able to make your flights and transfers.
  • Companies have been prevented from hosting large events or any sort of gathering involving large numbers of people.
  • Schools of all levels will not resume classes at school until at least March 2nd, though the official start date is yet to be announced.

Chinese health expert, Zhong Nanshan, has predicted that the virus will peak sometime around mid- to late February and that it may pass before April, though the head of the WHO considers this optimistic. Prepare for this to last at a minimum for a few more weeks, possibly longer.

The health administration has begun to quarantine communities that have previously housed those infected with the virus. At our last report, 54 buildings or communities had been quarantined across the city. No word yet on if any have been lifted. Those inside the quarantine will not be allowed outside, nor with those outside be allowed in. Distribution of essential items will occur for those under quarantine. Please comply with any directives from health officials if your community is placed under quarantine. If you come under quarantine, call the number for the foreign affairs office listed below.
It is strongly suggested to avoid travel and spending extended periods of time in public places. It has been confirmed that the virus may be transmitted by people who are asymptomatic.  Those with symptoms, such as fever, should quarantine themselves or report to a hospital. Currently, authorities are asking people returning to Shaanxi Province to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon returning, after registering with the local health authorities. See our post from Feb. 10th for more information.

As of 17:30 today, there have been 229 confirmed cases of the virus in Shaanxi Province, with 184 cases being active. Of the 184, 98  are in Xi’an, 17 are in Ankang, 20 are in Hanzhong, 13 are in Xianyang, 6 are in Baoji, 14 are in Weinan, 2 are in Yanan,  4 are in Tongchuan, 6 are in Shangluo, 2 are in Yangling, and 1 each remain in Yulin and Hancheng. There are 304 suspected cases in the province, and an additional 13,562 people under observation. 45 people in the province have recovered from the virus.
The Foreign Affairs Office of Shaanxi Province has set up a multi-lingual hotline to handle questions regarding the virus, work, transportation, or other questions. They can be reached at:

029-87290355

As of this moment, a vaccine has not yet been developed, though it has been reported that there are several in development across the world.
The best course of action is  still prevention. It is advised that everyone take the following precautions to help mitigate the risk of infection:

Preventative Measures

  • Wear a mask in public places
    • Respirators rated N95 or higher
    • Ensure that your mask is secure at the nose and chin
    • It is not suggested to wear these for a long time, as they may restrict oxygen
  • Wash your hands regularly
    • Use hot, soapy water
    • Wash hands before and after preparing food, after using the restroom, after being in a public place, and after contact with strange animals.
    • Use antibacterial soap when possible
    • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth when you haven’t washed your hands
  • Minimize time in public places
    • If possible, avoid lingering in public spaces where risk of infection is greater (train stations, subway stations, etc.)
  • Maintain healthy habits to strengthen your immune system
    • Regular exercise and a healthy diet will maintain a strong immune system
  • Cook all meats and vegetables thoroughly
    • All foods should be cooked to at least 70C, as this is the temperature at which most virus become inactive

Symptoms of Infection

Symptoms of infection may include:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
Those with symptoms should report to their building management or a hospital as soon as possible. Those returning from other places should quarantine themselves at home after registering with the building management for 14 days to ensure they are not carriers of the virus or in accordance with district guidlines.

Final Notes

Supplies of masks are being restocked. Several local factories have begun producing masks in order to assist with the resupply. It is currently a requirement to wear a mask outside, both for your safety and the safety of other. If you can not find an appropriate mask, it is suggested that you do not go outside during this period. The authorities have arrested several people for selling fake masks, or for promising to sell masks and then not delivering the goods. Be cautious when buying masks and only buy from official pharmacies and stores.

You can find more information by following the Shaanxi Government WeChat Account „陕西发布“, or the Xi’an Government WeChat Account „西安发布“, though all of the information is in Chinese.

We will continue to cover the current news on this as it develops. Our posts are limited to once per day, so if you would like a current update, click the „Read More“ button below for an updated map. (Link in Chinese).

If you spot any errors within our reporting, please comment or notify us through our official account. There is a lot of information out there, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, everyone. Stay safe.

For the most up-to-date information, click the „Read More“ button below (Link in Chinese)

Aktuell: Der Virus und die Folgen

Ganz aktuell stelle ich heute mal eine Information hier ein, die heute aus Xi’an kam. Die Schulen sind ja nur einer von vielen Bereichen, in denen zur Zeit nichts ist, wie es eigentlich sein sollte. China ist de facto im Moment lahmgelegt. Als ich das Land vor 12 Tagen verlassen habe, waren Xi’an und Peking absolute Geisterstädte. Ein paar Bilder folgen zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt.

Shaanxi Schools to Stay Closed Until at Least Mar.2nd

XIANEASE XIANEASE发现西安 Today
The Shaanxi Provincial Government announced on Feb. 10th that schools of all levels will remain closed until at least March 2nd, according to a directive from the Provincial Department of Education. 
According to the announcement, „All types of schools and educational training institutions at all levels will not restart their schools on their own, nor will students return to school on their own, nor will they conduct offline teaching activities and collective activities.“ This means that all face-to-face instruction, school meetings, and any other public gatherings are not to be held.
The statement went on to state that schools should pursue online teaching activites as an alternative, specifically saying, „“Schools everywhere should fully consider online teaching, organize the online teaching activies well, etc. In order to alleviate possible network congestion and ensure the efficacy of online teaching, teaching activities can be implemented at  off-peak times.“
It was also noted that schools should not begin the online classes before the original start of the semester and that the classes should  „…strictly control the length of online teaching without increasing the teaching burden of teachers or students‘ academic burdens; guide students to scientifically formulated home-study plans and develop good study and living habits.“
The exact implementation of this is yet to be seen, so if you are working in a public school or university, contact your employer and check for information on how they will be executing their online classes. If you’d like some advice on how to teach an online class, check out our post on the subject.

Best of luck to all you teachers out there!

Tibet-Bilder und Videos für …

einen sehr treuen Fan. Aus Zeitmangel im Moment mal noch so gut wie ohne Betextung. Vielleicht folgt sie ja noch. Aber zusammenfassend lässt sich sagen: es war eine spannende Reise, die wir da im August gemacht haben, aber auch eine sehr anstrengende – auf Grund der vielen Autofahrerei und der Höhe (schlafarme Nächte).
Doch die unglaublichen Landschaften, nicht zuletzt der Blick auf den Mount Everest bei Sonnenaufgang, und einige kulturelle Highlights haben dafür mehr als entschädigt.

Oben: auf der Zugfahrt von Xining nach Lhasa (es ging uns nicht allen gut!) und die ersten 2.5 Tage in Lhasa

Unten: On the road (leider einschließlich Konfrontation mit absoluter Tierquälerei)

In der Nähe des Mount Everest Basislagers:

On the Road again:

Zurück in Lhasa und am Namco-See:

 

Traumwetter

Wetter
Nachdem es nun für September in Xi’an ziemlich lang ungewöhnlich wechselhaft und regnerisch war, scheint seit drei Tagen die Sonne – und auch die Aussichten sind nicht wirklich schlecht. 🙂 Da werde ich wohl endlich wieder häufiger im Park joggen gehen oder vielleicht auch mal mit den alten Chinesen Tischtennis spielen. An alle, die bis hierher gelesen haben: tut mir leid, dass zu Tibet noch nichts zu lesen oder zu sehen ist und auch sonst der Blog ein wenig verwaist. Zum einen bin ich seit Schuljahresbeginn ganz gut beschäftigt und zum anderen ist im Moment ein wenig die Blog-Luft draußen. Mal schauen, wann die Lust wieder zunimmt. Aber – das Wichtigste: es geht mir gut.

 

Sommer 2019 – IV Erst vier, dann fünf, dann drei

Einen Tag nach der Rückkehr vom Gipfel galt es, vier Freunde aus Deutschland bei den Longmen-Grotten zu treffen und sie dann nach Xi’an „mitzunehmen“. Kurz danach kam Nummer fünf dazu. Dies war der Beginn unseres gemeinsamen Urlaubs, auf dem wir uns auch jetzt noch befinden, allerdings in allmählich wieder schrumpfender Besetzung. Zu Siebt ging es zunächst für drei Tage in den Zhangjiajie-Nationalpark, im Anschluss daran starteten wir – noch zu Fünft – eine zweiteilige Privattour: erst von Chengdu durch das Bergland von Sichuan und Gansu nach Xining und nun eben eine 12-tägige Tibet-Tour, die mit der 22-stündigen Zugfahrt begann und am 26. August mit dem Rückflug nach Xi’an endet.

 

Bilder aus dem fantastischen Zhangjiajie-Nationalpark, der die Vorlage für Avatar lieferte:

Bilder von der Sichuan-Gansu-Reise vom 4. bis 12. August – Chengdu:

Taipeng – Huanglong – Mouni Tal – Songpan:

Grasland von Sichuan und erste Schleife des Gelben Flusses:

Langmusi:

Ich als Tibeter (im Kloster von Langmusi):

Kloster Labrang und Umgebung:

Linxia (muslimischste Stadt in Gansu):

Xining (Zwischenstopp zum Wäschewaschen und Regenerieren vor der Tibetreise):