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)
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
..and by Tibet, I mean the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Technically, I’ve already been on the Tibetan Plateau for a bit while in Xining, and there are Tibetan regions as well, such as Amdo & Kham, which are partly in Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu, & Yunnan Provinces. Nevertheless, I have always dreamed of visiting Tibet, and … Continue reading Winter Break Part IV – Tibet & Mount Everest!