My twenty-hour journey, flying from Chicago to Beijing, then to Siling (ཟི་ལིང, officially Xining, the capital of Qinghai province) was long but rather a smooth ride. After a couple of days in the city, my little brother Chudar, niece Yechun, and I traveled to my birthplace, Rebgong (རེབ་གོང, Tongren officially), also known as ‘The Rebgong Golden Valley’. Seeing these cultural expressions from the road made me feel at home again. A gorgeous day, cultural and art feast, accompanied by my favorite people, nothing gets better than that.
I’m looking forward to the ‘Lerol’ celebration in my village in just two days.