I hope all of you are having an amazing holiday season and stuffed to the gills with food made mostly of butter and sugar.  For me, it’s been a busy but good December.

From December 8th until December 20th I was on the road.  Though I didn’t leave the country during this marathon trip – it did take me through huge swaths of the diverse cultures that exist in China.  Check out the map here My schedule took me to some of the biggest cities in all of China – Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu.  It also took me to some of the most remote ‘towns‘ and monasteries in all of the world.  All in all I travelled over 4,500 miles in December alone – 1,200 of which were by car.  This is what happens when you have meetings in the east part of the country and then decide to take a 4 day road trip through Western China with a friend – all in the same month.

After getting back on the 20th I took a well deserved break for 7 days to celebrate Christmas with local friends and do absolutely nothing – but now I’m back.  Over the next 3 days I’ll be posting pictures and details of my trip, so make a point to stay tuned.  In the meantime here are just a few images from the places I was able to visit in December.

Enjoy, and stay tuned!