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1st June 2013

Great pictures
I guess that you knew there was an ongoing eruption when you planned your trip. Lucky. Your pictures are excellent. What camera did you use?
14th June 2013

Thanks Roger
I believe the volcano had erupted a few months before, but was still blowing smoke out every half hour or so. I just used a 5 year old sony cybershot, I think the model was a W50. Any camera would have taken good shots. The conditions were perfect. Thanks for viewing my blog.
7th February 2013

The name of the tour operator
Hello there. Nice write up on Rinjani trekking. I may may know the name of the tour operator if you still remember it? I'm planning to go there this May. Thank you.
26th December 2012

Oh!!! I miss my native twon... very nature.
13th November 2012

Hi, Love your blog.! Possible to do a reverse trek, from Inle - Kalaw ( 2D1N)?
14th November 2012

Kalaw to Inle lake trek
Hi Caryn, Yes I believe it is possible to do the trek from Inle Lake to Kalaw. You should also be able to do a 3 day/ 2 night trek if you have the time. Just ask at your guesthouse at Inle Lake or do some research on the net beforehand. Happy travels.
17th October 2012

Hello! Thanks for sharing. I learned a lot of things from this blog before we went to Siquijor. It is very helpful. I also want to do a favor to our very kind driver and tour guide when we went to Siquijor. He took care of our valuable belongings while we were walking around, he is very kind and did not complain even if we ended the tour very late, he is a very careful driver and knowledgeable about the island. You can try to haggle with him. Make sure to contact him before going to the island. Other drivers would give you very high prices and they will follow you like bees. His rates are very cheap!!! Joseph's contact number: 0906-953-4204
From Blog: Siquijor
5th July 2012

Wow 19 months
That is a long time. We understand the need to rest from the travels and not feel like you need to explore every minute. Being on the road is wonderful but can be sensory over load. Happy travels.
15th June 2012

EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY
Jason, The market shots are great...clothes of every colour...to think they do the exquisite embroidery as they sit around and chat...very eclectic. I picked up a pile of embroidery one trip in Yunnan...mainly Yi, Bai & Miao...makes insane cushions...if you have a small corner in your pack...worth considering.
14th June 2012

Love These Photos
Been to China so many times yet there is still so much to cover. I love all those human interest shots. The spontaneity in your travels make it truly a heat experience for you!
13th June 2012

Majestic
Great photos! Yuanyang is a breathtaking place. look at the view, it's simply amazing. I've been to the Philippines and saw something just like this. But their terraces was plenty, and some are very steep which makes it look more fascinating. www.hctny.com/
13th June 2012

English or Chinese?
I would like to know if you travelled in those areas in China speaking English or Chinese? How did you manage that? I need that information. Thank you. Graciela from Argentina.
14th June 2012

Hi Grace
No, I don't speak any Chinese and I have found getting around quite easy. I highly recommend that you travel independently to get a better experience, also take a guidebook which has the Chinese characters for the towns you want to visit, and even better a small Chinese phrasebook with the characters. If you want to ask questions seek out young Chinese in their early 20's, preferably other tourists that generally come from the east and are well educated. I have found they are very helpful and get a kick out of practicing their english. You will also pick up some words along your travels that come in very handy. And above all, be confident and you will have no problems.
13th June 2012

Great blogs!
Looking forward to covering the same region as your last few blogs. Enjoyed Yunnan when we visited in 2005 - have just booked tickets for 8 weeks in South West China in February 2013. Hopefully I'll get to see the sunrise over the rice terraces.
14th June 2012

Hi Linese,
Thanks for reading my blogs. Although I wasn't in Yuanyang in the right season the place was still beautiful and has some great walks. I'm sure you will get to see the sunrise when you're there and don't forget to check out the monday market in Sheng Cun. I hope you enjoy the southwest of china as much as I have. Jason
7th June 2012

DALI & SHILIN
Pity it rained for you in Dali but lucky you didn't venture onto Lake Erhai in bad weather...can be treacherous. Nice pics of Shilin Stone Forest. I think your "Chinese tourist" shots are actually Sani girls who would be Shilin locals!
13th June 2012

Hi Dave
The girls in the photos could easily be local Sani girls but they also hire out the costumes to Chinese, so I just assumed they were tourists. I think you will be interested in the photos of a market in Sheng Cun, Yuanyang in a blog I just posted. jason
6th June 2012

English only?
Tell me, do you speak Chinese? I ask you this question because I have always thought that travelling China without a single knowledge of Chinese might be a nightmare. Maybe I am mistaken. China is in my plans but maybe on a package, which I donĀ“t like, but because I think it might be nearly impossible to go from place to another. Thank you. Graciela, from Argentina.
7th June 2012

Hi Graciela
No, I don't speak any Chinese and I have found getting around quite easy. I highly recommend that you travel independently to get a better experience, also take a guidebook which has the Chinese characters for the towns you want to visit, and even better a small Chinese phrasebook with the characters. If you want to ask questions seek out young Chinese in their early 20's, preferably other tourists that generally come from the east and are well educated. I have found they are very helpful and get a kick out of practicing their english. You will also pick up some words along your travels that come in very handy. And above all, be confident and you will have no problems.
3rd June 2012

BREATHTAKING
Gotta love Yunnan...breathtaking...wish I was there!
29th May 2012

THE NEW SHANGRI-LA
Wow Jason...great pics...I was there early 2003...and hasn't it changed...was a very isolated drab city then. Ganden Sumtseling Gompa...300 years old...magic place.
From Blog: Shangri-La
29th May 2012

Hi Dave
Thanks for your comments. As mentioned in my blog I really like Shangri La. If I was to work somewhere in China this would probably be the place I would choose. It doesn't seem so drab anymore.
From Blog: Shangri-La

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