Leaving China After 14 Months (7.30.18)

After 14 months of interning, studying, and living abroad, I’m finally coming home. The past year in China has by no means been a walk in the park. I had to figure a lot of things out on my own in a foreign country and in a foreign language, from navigating Chinese bureaucracy, negotiating with … Continue reading Leaving China After 14 Months (7.30.18)

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Trekking Tibetan Kham

From Chengdu, we took a 6 hour bus ride west to Kangding in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. This area is part of the historic eastern Tibetan region of Kham, and although not in the TAR, the population is majority Tibetan, and it's full of important temples and Buddhist schools, cultural traditions, nomads, and yaks. … Continue reading Trekking Tibetan Kham

Winter Break Part II: Chengdu, Sichuan — Gateway to the West

One Week in Chengdu, Sichuan I love what my Lonely Planet China Guidebook says about Sichuan: “Capital Chengdu shows a modern face, but just beyond it’s bustling ring roads you’ll find a more traditional landscape of mist-shrouded, scared mountains, and a countryside scattered with ancient villages and cliffs of carved Buddha’s. Central Sichuan is also … Continue reading Winter Break Part II: Chengdu, Sichuan — Gateway to the West