Step 2: The Long Road to Daocheng

January 6, 2016 Kangding was a nice starting point, but I'm always ready to move on, to move deeper into the journey. However, doing this required waking up at 5 AM to catch a bus. I call this a conflict of interests, because as eager as I am to continue, I'm also a great lover …

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 …