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23rd October 2019

Ancient towns of Yunnan Province
One of my favourite Chinese provinces because so many minority ethnic groups live and dress traditionally and thrive. Great to hear Dali is still a pleasure to visit but gotta say it saddens me that Lijiang Old Town, the town where lovers go, was too crowded to endure. And that you visited Baisha but the Famous Dr Ho was not there to greet you. You visited some villages that were not tourist traps when we were last there. Fascinating part of China...and seems from your pics that they are still very worthwhile to visit.
23rd October 2019
Catholic Church - Dali

Catholic Church Dali
What a beauty. I have posted this in TB's "Cathedrals, grand churches, mosques & places of public worship" thread in the Photography Forum. Yunnan is full of surprises.
23rd October 2019

Rural China
Wow, it looks beautiful. I'm surprised, though maybe not actually, that it sounds so built-up still. Glad you were able to find some peace and quiet in places. Thanks for an interesting read 😊
23rd October 2019

Amazing Xian!
Gosh, your trip is truly inspiring. Such amazing places to see in China, and I love the way you intermingle a snapshot of history and culture in between your travelling tales. I look forward to reading more 😊
22nd October 2019

Great blog. Very interesting and useful. Thank you.
Hi, from Argentina. I would like to know if you travelled using a travel agency and/or on a package. Was it like that? Could you please tell the name? I am planning to go to China but I still do not know when. My interest is on villages and ethnic groups. Thank you. Hugs!
16th October 2019
Just awesome

Scenic views
I love terraced rice fields. Beautiful.
18th October 2019
Just awesome

Rice Fields
Thanks Dave and Merry - a wonderful part of China - Regards Sheila
12th October 2019
Terracotta Warrior Workshop

Skill
Rich in history, skill and so intricate. Wow.
13th October 2019
Terracotta Warrior Workshop

Warriors skills
Thanks for your comments and yes it was fascinating to watch this young lady - such a talent.
12th October 2019

Greetings
Great to follow your adventures with such lovely photos. Hope you're enjoying it all (I'm sure you are). You're missing such wonderful weather here (it won't stop raining)!!! Love from us both. xx
13th October 2019

Rain
Thanks for your comments Charmian and have been enjoying some lovely weather to compliment this journey although we have rain today too but warm rain that is. Love to you both x
8th October 2019

Travel ups and downs
Being in a city for a festival is an exciting time. Sorry you missed some of the big attractions but it is a trade off. Sounds like you enjoyed yourself anyway. Beautiful architecture. Great blog.
11th October 2019

The excitement of travel
Hello Dave and Merry - Thanks for your comment and yes this journey has been a bit of 'ups and downs' with visiting in the middle of their 70th celebrations and even though we have missed a few highlights and been in long queues would still not have missed it. Regards Sheila
7th October 2019

Eye for detail
As powerful as the image of the sea of warriors is, thanks for sharing the close up details too... it's nice to see the individual human details on the statues. What an amazing body of work they undertook with this endeavor :)
11th October 2019

Its all in the detail
Hello Ren and Andrew - yes seeing them in their battle formation was awesome but having the time to study the little details was fascinating. Regards Sheila
6th October 2019
Terracotta Warriors

Were you permitted to take photos?
I was in Xian many years ago. Then it wasn't permitted to take photos of the terracotta warriors. Everybody still did and I have plenty of photos from there. How was it now? Is photography still officially forbidden or can you snap away as you like? You know, the terracotta army is part of Qin Shi Huang's grave. The actual grave mound is quite far away from there. Makes you wonder, what else is hidden under ground? Probably a lot. /Ake
11th October 2019
Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors
Hello Ake - yes you can take as many photographs as you like as they know that this does not cause any problem to the relics already lifted. Loosing their beautiful colour occurs as soon as they are lifted out of their 'grave' and I think that the archaeologist are trying to find ways to alleviate this problem. We were also lucky to see the grave mound which was further away from the site and yes I wonder what else they will discover in the future - must be really exciting to be an archeologist in Xian. Regards Sheila
6th October 2019
Dating Centre

Interesting
I actually haven't seen that. At least not that I know of. But I have to ask you, did you get to see the morning gymnastics in the park? That's a nice thing to watch. And even better to participate yourself in. /Ake
11th October 2019
Dating Centre

Exercise in the Park
Hello Ake and thanks for your comment. Yes we did get to see many locals exercising and playing games in the park - did have a little join in with them. Regards Sheila
6th October 2019

faizi
such a nice article.. pof inbox
6th October 2019

Xi'an
Thanks for your comments Faizi - Regards Sheila
6th October 2019

Beijing
Thank you for taking me on your journey through Beijing. All looks beautiful, and you take some really beautiful photos. I love the close-up photos of locals enjoying their free time in the parks of the city 😊
6th October 2019

Locals in Beijing
Thanks Alex it was amazing to watch them but felt really guilty that we did not join in but some of their exercises looked pretty difficult. Regards S

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