A Departure, A Return
With the Kawa Karpo Expedition now complete – with limbs intact and the mind pulsing – a return to Beijing for tonight’s talk at the Capital M Beijing International Literary Festival. Left a blizzard in ‘Shangri-La’ yesterday where the white from above coated (and threatened our departing flight) everything. A tremendous journey with great company: the eloquent and understatedly tough Bill Roberts, and the smiling energy package of talent that is Roberto Gibbons Gomez.
What I've just come from in northwestern Yunnan
The full story-piece of our journey which took in 264 kilometres of a previously unknown strand of the Tea Horse Road will appear in an exclusive feature upcoming in Outpost Magazine in Canada.
For now, a heaping cup of tea in a hotel room.
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