Apparently, on rainy days, my camera doesn't make it out nearly as often. I only snapped 10 pictures today (the first week I averaged close to 150 per day.)
I started the day by going out with a few people to the street market. This time we actually went into a couple of the shops rather than simply looking at the street stalls. I saw a couple of stores that I think I'd like to go back to, and some of my friends made some pretty good purchases.
Lunch was at a Mongolian hot pot restaurant. This was pretty similar to the last hot pot experience, although with different things to cook in the broth (pork meatballs, spam, vegetables, and quail eggs).
Unfortunately, due to the rain, the debates that usually happen in the afternoon were cancelled, so we didn't get to see the Buddhist monks debating the finer points of philosophy. Still, this monastery was even more impressive than Drepung, so it was well worth the short drive out there.
Dinner this evening was a mostly western meal (spaghetti and pizza, in addition to the curry and samosas). It was fine, but if we were going to diverge from all Chinese all the time (with a smattering of Tibetan) I'd rather try some food from some other nearby culinary tradition. We're so close to India that there's got to be good Indian food somewhere... At least it made some members of the group happy; I guess not everyone is as happy with Chinese food as I am.