Tribes of Yuanyang market April 16th 2009 Having visited a market in a nearby village I decided to have a look at the one in Yuanyang itself. The nearby one had been a visual feast, a kaleidoscopic array of colours worn by the local tribespeople who come down from the mountain villages to buy, sell, barter and socialise; to my delight I found more of the same in Yuangyang town itself.
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Asia » China » Yunnan » Yuanyang For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I run a small but successful company organising tours, film shoots and research trips to hard-to-reach parts of Siberia, the Arctic and the Russian Far East. In particular we specialise in trips to the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders of the Yamal Peninsula and to Yakutia , the coldest inhabited part of the world and a territory the size of India but with a population of only 900,000. I write whenever I get the chance, which is not so often any more. My writing on Siberia has been published in The Geograph... full info