Our journey to the west has begun! Xi’an, the first capital of China and terminus of the Silk Road was a perfect spot to start our adventure but we are excited to get out of the big city and get more off the beaten path. Our next stop is Tianshui, an important historical Buddhist site and convenient stop off point between Xi’an and Xining. We’ll spend one night in Tianshui before continuing on to Xining and then Rebgong. In Rebgong we’ll slow down and settle into our first homestays with Tibetan families. Our days will be spent learning about Tibet, Buddhism and everyday village life.
Here’s a short video of our time in Xi’an.