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I’m continuing with a three part series on a trip I recently took to the QingHai country side of western China.  You can check out parts 1 and 2 here:  Light & Shadows & Colors & Shapes.  For some backstory, see below: Last month I visited GonLung Jampaling Monastery in HuZhu county, QingHai, western China.  HuZhu is one of…

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Two months worth of back editing continues. Last month I visited GonLung Jampaling Monastery in HuZhu county, QingHai, western China.  HuZhu is one of the hidden treasures of western China because of it’s vast and varied minority mix – Mongolia, Tibetan, Muslim, Han.  Just to give you an idea of how confusing things can get…

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Above:  A pano of SeDa.  It’s hard to understand the scale until you see the full image.  Check it out here. About a year ago my business partner, Jamin, and I spent four days driving from central Sichuan all the way back to where I live in Qinghai.  Driving all the way through Sichuan is…

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Who doesn’t like a good debate? Lhasa’s Sera Monastery is known for it’s debates.  Before I even attempt to describe it to you, try to mentally block out all the “debates” you’ve been to and fallen asleep at in the past, because these debates deviate wildly from what you would imagine a good ol’ fashioned run-of-the-mill…

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien I have absolutely no apologies for using one of Tolkien’s most overused and bastardized lines.  This quote couldn’t describe more accurately how I feel when I stepped foot into the alleyways of Lhasa.  The advice I often give to people visiting for the first time:…

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