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Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong February 23rd 2022

This was on a short trip around the north west side of Kong Ming Shan, in an area that I had not explored before. It's an area of mixed farming: rubber, tea, fruit, maize, etc.... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong February 20th 2022

A recent exploration of and area to the north west of Jinghong.... read more
Kun Ge Shan
Kun Ge Shan
Kun Ge Shan

Asia » China » Yunnan February 19th 2022

A couple of photos from some recent trips into the tea mountains around Jinghong.... read more
Near Ba Ka Nan

Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong February 19th 2022

On the path from the river - Xiao He is Jiang - up to Man Gong, near Yibang.... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming May 21st 2019

Kunming, Yunnan, China (May 21, 2019) Today we spent the morning at Kunming Hospital. This is a big place! They have 66 departments, 2.2 million outpatients and 55,000 inpatients yearly; and perform over 40,000 surgeries a year. It services Yunnan Province (a population of 40 million) with a high poverty rate as well as training for doctors from Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. We spent a full morning in academic exchange with the faculty and departmental staff in a case presentation scenario, working through differential diagnoses and management strategies of cases the residents and fellows on both sides presented.... read more
Kunming Hospital
Chairman of Kunming Hospital Dept. of Ophthalmology
Academic Case Presentations

Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming May 21st 2019

Kunming, China (May 21, 2019) We spent the afternoon Tuesday in Kunming, first going to see Lake Dian - one the 8th largest lake in China which is on the southern edge of the city. While it has picturesque views and a nicely developed waterfront park, sadly pollution is a problem. Historically, Kunming had no water shortage, since the city was right next to one of Asia's biggest freshwater lakes. But 90 percent of Kunming's wastewater was pumped untreated into the lake until 1990. In addition, much of the marsh system around the lake was destroyed in a misguided effort to raise rice production by filling the marshes in with trucked-in soil, and agricultural runoff is still a problem, and over half the fish population has been killed off. The lake water is now undrinkable despite ... read more
Sleeping Beauty Island Lake Dian
Park Area

Asia » China » Yunnan May 20th 2019

Yangon, Yunnan, China (May 20, 2019) There was a frenzy when we arrived at the hospital in Yangon. It is a less equipped hospital and we had only one slit lamp to examine patients. There was a large crowd of patients waiting expectantly for us to arrive. They had been given numbers, had visual acuity and intraocular pressures done. However they were all jumbled together which resulted in a lot of noise and confusion at the start. We were lacking enough translators as well. The first wave of patients all seemed to have had complex problems, many treated elsewhere and alot of them with nothing further we could do. Once we figured out how to manage the flow, we got through the 250 patients by noon - finding a lot of treatable disease - glasses, cataracts, ... read more
Let the Work Begin!
Clinic in Full Swing
Reviewing CT Scan of Patient with Ocular Tumor

Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming May 20th 2019

Kunming, Yunnan, China (May 20, 2019) Dynamic Yunnan is a fusion of traditional folk songs and dances set to modern choreography drawn from the rich legends of Yunnan’s ethnic minority populations. There is no central theme other than the cultural celebration, enriched by the colorful traditional costumes. It is a high energy routine that integrates all ages of dancers, themes of nature (sun, moon, rain), young love, a drum dance. It is broken down into a Prologue (Dawn of Life), 4 Acts (Sun, Earth, Homeland, Pilgrimage) and the spectacular solo Spirit of the Peacock Epilogue. The peacock is a Dai worship totem and a symbol of love…called the Sun Bird. Yang Liping emulates the subtleties of the bird’s movements in her dance moves in a vivid and graceful style that is mesmerizing. Spectacular performance!... read more
The Stage
The Dance
Peacock Dance

Asia » China » Yunnan » Lijiang February 6th 2019

Can't wait to see her again... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali January 1st 2019

Would be there every year, beautiful lake+amazing people, fall is the best season, pick up a hostel with local coffee and music, you then have all the time in this world.... read more

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