Sunday, September 30, 2007

National Day trip to Aba

This week is Chinese National Day so we don't have classes.  My friend Stacy and I decided to go somewhere, but since we couldn't decide where, we threw darts at a map, aiming at Chengdu so we wouldn't have to go too far.  Mine landed not too far from Aba, near the Sichuan-Qinghai border, probably about a 16-hour bus ride northwest of Chengdu.  After lunch, we're going to go buy tickets and hopefully be on our way later today.  The area is very Tibetan, though technically outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, so there should be able to experience plenty of interesting cultural stuff as well as amazingly high mountains.  I'll keep you posted along the way if the Internet has made it up that way.  If not, I should be back in Chengdu on Sunday with lots of photos and a story or two.

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