Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TRAVEL | tibet in china

My trip to Jiuzhaigou valley took me through the Ngawa (Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in northwestern Sichuan, China. I've never been so far north in China before and it was interesting to observe a culture so different from my own. 

One of the funnier incidents involved my tour leader, who happens to be from Aba herself, completely shocked by the fact that I am 25 and unwed. In her village it is still common for women to marry around the age of 18 and have children by the time she turns 20. So the fact that I'm still childless in my mid-twenties was unheard of. She told me—jokingly I hope—that I should "hurry it up, before it's too late". 

Noted, Ah Mu!

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