Step 1: Kangding

January 5,2016 Today I reek of woodsmoke and coffee.    Don't worry...it could be worse.   Here at 8,000 feet Alex and I rest our heads in the capital of the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Region, Kangding (altitude 8,000 ft). This is the last stop for strong coffee, ATMs, and beautiful strawberries. However it is only the …

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Days until I am State-side once more. I cleaned, packed, and left my apartment today. In two weeks' time I will no longer be an expat, an American living abroad. I will be an American living in her own country. The United States of America. Whoopee... It's quite funny to me how these tiny little …