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

National Holiday in Inner Mongolia & Shanxi Province

Our first month of school is officially behind us! I'm finally settled in for the most part, evidenced by my official Beijing residence permit and my new electric scooter for commuting to/from school (super cheap & convenient). Other highlights of the first month included: befriending a bunch of Korean exchange students in some of our … Continue reading National Holiday in Inner Mongolia & Shanxi Province