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South Tea Sips 4: The Extra Leaf

Bent over, with the smell of freshly fried tea literally steaming into me I am struck that the wafts emanating upwards seem a combination of sweet corn and spinach. Not that it matters really, but I do spend an inordinate … Continue reading

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Technical Glitches – Please Be Patient

This Paiwan elder and I both apologize for the temporary state of this blog. Dealing with a dreaded – temporary – technological glitch. Thanks

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Kora – Sustainable yak wool, high performance wear from the top of the world

Excited to see great friend, and trek-mate-for-all-seasons, Michael Kleinwort, finally release his ‘Kora‘ line of sustainable high-performance, yak wool clothing to the world. Excited too to be a part of it as a product tester on my various mountain wanderings.

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Kawa Karpo Expedition Team – Meet Them

An expedition, a trip, an exploration, and even a walk wouldn’t have quite the impact nor essence without the human element (for better or worse). Our own journey was spiced and infused with the characters involved. With the feature article … Continue reading

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Ebook of my “The Ancient Tea Horse Road” now – and finally – available

At long last an ebook version of  my ‘The Ancient Tea Horse Road‘ lives and breathes, making the whole tale a little more convenient and giving some of those incredible geographies and personalities another opportunity to shine, charm, and threaten. … Continue reading

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Kindle Ebook of my “The Ancient Tea Horse Road” coming soon…

At long last a Kindle version of the book will be available (within the week), and some of the characters, including the above ‘goat of the mountains’, Dorje, will find a wider audience for his audacity. Another more image-heavy version … Continue reading

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Nomads, Their Lands and a ‘way’ that slowly disappears

Participating in a photo competition where the subjects are my beloved nomadic landscapes and the spirits and faces that occupy them. Please see here:

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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 … Continue reading

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