Next week, I will be in China on my 18th trip to the Middle Kingdom. This trip will combine visits to urban and rural areas in an effort to gain more insight into a changing China. Like most trips, this trip will have a few phases and purposes.

  1. Expedition Phase in the Southwest: Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, Xishuangbanna (all in Yunnan), Guilin
  2. Researching Rural Education with Stanford University’s Rural Education Action Program (REAP): Xi’an, Chengdu and surrounding areas
  3. Understanding China’s travel industry through working on the marketing team at WildChina
  4. Short trips visiting Dandong, Shanghai and Inner Mongolia
  5. The Journey Home (via Delhi and Ladakh, India)

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

一路顺风 (may the wind be at your back)!


Featured photo: Lijiang, July 2018