Mert's Guestbook



23rd May 2017

Great photos
Love your stories
23rd April 2017
Sanya beach

Sanya
Wow. I've heard they have international beauty contests...holiday place for the rich etc in Sanya, but your pic blows me away Meryl. I imagined idyllic beaches...sunset strolls with sand between the toes...relaxing in a Chinese ocean wonderland. How naive am I? HIghrise after highrise...swarms of people on the sand...reckon your pic may be on a sparse day!!!
23rd April 2017
Sanya beach

Sanya
Yep, it's certainly developed. But the beach in Tianya was so much more relaxed as you can see from the other photos - but it's only time...
23rd April 2017
The best squid lunch ever!

Inspiration...
This looks fabulous and inspired our Sunday lunch of rice with spicy beef and Chinese greens (on a cold and damp autumn day) :)
23rd April 2017
The best squid lunch ever!

Inspiration
Love to be an inspiration!
9th March 2017

Wonderful :)
Beautifully written, love your experience. I too prefer the less concrete side of cities :)
10th March 2017

Thanks
Thank you for your kind words. We need more green in these modern cities.
7th March 2017
It's a tight squeeze

It's a tight squeeze
Reminds me of times in the hutongs in Beijing. Are they still there? I wonder. Sad to hear so much old of Guangxi is being replaced with the new...but if anyone can make new appear ancient it is the Chinese. Enjoy it while you can Meryl.
10th March 2017
It's a tight squeeze

Renovate
You hope that more and more people will understand the importance of maintaining some of that heritage...
7th March 2017
Fuli Bridge - a perfect moon

Fuli Bridge
A special place...beautiful
10th March 2017
Fuli Bridge - a perfect moon

Fuli Bridge
It's easy to take good photos here - it's all so photogenic.
6th March 2017
Fuli Bridge - a perfect moon

Sounds like an interesting part of China
It was interesting to read your blog. Thanks for sharing it. I agree that the bridge is something special. /Ake
10th March 2017
Fuli Bridge - a perfect moon

Fuli Bridge
Great spot!
6th March 2017
A quiet evening on the Yulong

Stunning!
I could stare at this for hours... just gorgeous
6th March 2017
A quiet evening on the Yulong

Stunning
I think it's my favourite photo so far on this trip.
24th February 2017
Perfect wedding photo backdrop

The love affair
For me the love affair began in Beijing...walking around the Forbidden City in a blizzard. For those that have experienced a love of China, Guangxi Provence among the karst mountains is a bridal bouquet. Thanks for sharing Meryl.
1st March 2017
Perfect wedding photo backdrop

Blizzard?
Not so sure I would start a love affair in a blizzard ...but each to his own! China certainly has varied experiences to offer.
23rd February 2017

Reflections...
I love hearing people's post-trip reflective thoughts. I especially love your reflections on the Vietnamese food! I think we have to re-visit soon, if only to try the Vietnamese version of hotpot :) p.s Love the new profile photo
23rd February 2017

p.s.
About time I changed the photo! This is here and now in our temporary home in the Yulong valley, Guangxi.
23rd February 2017

Reflections
Thanks guys. Vietnamese food is pretty spectacular and I probably didn't emphasise it enough. You still have to be careful with water, washing etc. but mostly we had no issues with eating on street corners. I always seem to pick up something or the other but that's my delicate constitution!

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