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Xiahe: Exploring a Tibetan Monastary

Xiahe: Labrang Monastery

I left Beijing in perhaps the most stressful way possible. I was a crabby-pants because I had said goodbye to my parents that morning, I got to the train station far later then I should have and it was an insane chaotic scene of crowds and I just barely got to my train on time. 758 more words


The Little Museum That Could

Along the one mile stretch of main street that anchors the small Northwestern town of Huanxian in Gansu province, you’ll find their cultural center. Painted a light peachy pink, the building stands out amongst the rest of the concrete. 295 more words

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Xiahe, China to Xian, China - 542 miles (9,622 total)

Tough old stint down from Tibetan plateau to Xian to make it in time for my visa run to Hong Kong. A short update as I won’t stick to my usual format of a linear run through of the last 8 days as it has been a boring enough to ride, let alone to read, but in summary there have been two 100 mile days, lots of rain, mud, infected wounds and so many car horns tooting that I have begin to lose my grip on sanity… 1,575 more words

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