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Top Five Koras in Amdo and Kham (At Least, Among The Places I’ve Been (Completely Subjective, Of Course))

Spirituality can be experienced and processed in many forms, from silent prayer to forms of self-flagellation, whether physical or mental. I have always felt a profound spirituality in movement as well as in the natural world. Judaism, the religion in … Continue reading

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Bike-Touring the Tibetan Plateau for Absolute Beginners

“Only complete idiots do this sort of thing,” I thought to myself. “With me being a prime example.” I had never been bike-touring in my life; despite my love of endurance sports, I had never even biked a reasonably long … Continue reading

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Holiday of Champions

This is a long post. It’s also the first time I’ve used a slideshow; hopefully it works. One crisp Tuesday morning in late September, I walked out of the teaching building and saw a similarly crisp new sheet of paper … Continue reading

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End of Summer

This post is going to be a quick update about the rest of my summer; more interesting and/or philosophical posts will come soon, if not necessarily at the same time (or in the same serving). When I left off in … Continue reading

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Travels in a cold, wet land

Being on holiday and theoretically work-free has ironically caused me to fall behind on my blog posts. I am likely to fall just as far behind in the coming weeks as I continue to travel (locally) while beginning to prepare … Continue reading

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Rambles

The countryside has been incredibly beautiful recently, with the patchy deciduous forests on the mountainsides yellowing seemingly to the point of bursting with color, then browning into their winter hues; the grasses turning a burnt ochre, snows, light and ephemeral, … Continue reading

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Early Winter: October Break in Yushu

The evening following my birthday celebration with friends in Xining, Devin, Sarah, Seigi and I jumped on the 6:30 sleeper bus to Yushu for an October holiday backpacking trip. Armed with what we thought was appropriate cold-weather gear, hummus, and … Continue reading

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