Happy Holidays to all! Tomorrow, I will be leaving on my 19th trip to the Middle Kingdom. My longest expedition yet, this trip will spend the next six to eight months advancing my Chinese proficiency and studying both historical and contemporary China. Here is a preliminary itinerary.

  1. Learning the language in Beijing: December-January
  2. Chinese New Year travel: End of January-Mid-February
  3. Spring in Hangzhou: Mid-February-May
  4. Summer: TBD

“I now walk into the wild.” — Christopher McCandless

一路顺风 (may the wind be at your back)!


Featured photo: Chengdu, July 2019