Indeed it was a trip to remember. I should have titled it something more catchy as to where I went, but most people won’t have a clue or will be like isn’t that China? I’d like not to give power to a place that deserves rightful mention by the people the land actually belongs to. I went on a trip overland through the Tibetan province of Amdo and a little bit of its neighbor, Kham. It’s been my dream to travel to Tibet firsthand, especially Lhasa. But the price tag of Lhasa makes that a trip for another time. So I decided instead to visit Amdo and Kham as in some parts it still retains a distinctive Tibetan feel.
Originally I thought I could do a post like a diary of what I did but then I realized that is just too much nonsense to read through for people. So I’m thinking of doing it more based on observations and maybe doing spin off posts that reflect my time during the trip. Absolutely breathtaking is how I’d describe the entirety of the trip. I’ve never been to a more beautiful place. After seeing it myself, I realized if there wasn’t so much construction due to the Chinese government’s plans it would be even more stunning. Which is such a shame because people really need to cherish the land, water, and air more. It is all we have at the end of the day.
My epic 13 day overland trip was filled with lots of driving along bumpy roads , dirt roads, off-roading, and beautiful grasslands dotted with yaks. I wanted to write this differently, but I think I will just do different photo entries instead to document some of what I saw. I’ve decided to divide my trip into scenery, housing, monasteries, and hospitality. As I feel those are the few things I can write a bit about dotted with beautiful pictures from my trip!