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

Beijing Beginnings

I had the longest journey ever making my way from Hong Kong to my new home in Beijing in one day: flying into Shanghai, taking the Maglev train (it uses magnetic levitation -- so fast!), the metro to Jingan, picking up the rest of my belongings from an FSO's house, and taking the high-speed train … Continue reading Beijing Beginnings