Chill in China: Western Sichuan with a kid in tow

Dewdrop Publications
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Singaporean writer and adventurer Chan Joon Yee brings his then 11-year-old son with him on a trip to Western Sichuan. They travel by bus from Chengdu to Kangding and make some interesting discoveries about this "love song city". Just as they are enjoying themselves, disaster struck ...

They duo escape to Litang, one of the highest, harshest settlements on the planet. Managing AMS as best as they can, they continue their journey into Daocheng. From there, they make their way into the stunning Himalayan sanctuary of Yading, finally returning to Daocheng to catch a flight back to Chengdu from the highest airport in the world.

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About the author

 Chan Joon Yee is a writer/adventurer from Singapore. He blogs at knapsacktreks.com

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Dewdrop Publications
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Published on
Jul 12, 2016
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Pages
94
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Language
English
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Genres
Travel / Asia / China
Travel / Food, Lodging & Transportation / General
Travel / Special Interest / Family
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