6/31/2007 to 8/12/2007 | China , Gansu , Sichuan , Yunnan

China Archive (pdf)

Chenyang, China

Entries in pdf format from my travels in China when I was still emailing my Travel  Journal.

The Bridges of Dong County  pdf

Gaoding: Baiju Srikes Back  pdf

Zhaoxing: The VIP dinner  pdf

Miao villages: Basha and Xijiang  pdf

Tagong: A night with the nomads  pdf

Ganzi: […]

2/27/2007 | China , Yunnan

Mengla: Finding what you’re not looking for. . .

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Mengla was intended to be a just a brief stop over on the way to Laos I had rather low expectations after reading the description in the guidebook.  The highlight is the road to the town about 50 km from the Chinese border with Laos.  And the […]

2/22/2007 to 2/26/2007 | China , Yunnan

Xishwangbanna

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Xishwangbanna is the region where China meets Southeast Asia.  In the far south of Yunnan province the region hugs the Chinese border at the point where Laos and Burma meet.  This area was long ruled by the Dai people, related to the Thais.  A relation that is […]

2/12/2007 to 2/21/2007 | China , Yunnan

Leaving Yuanyang

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As I prepare to leave Yuanyang behind me I must say I haven’t been disappointed.  It was a great place to start out my trip.  It was my first destination, the previous places really not being more of transit points.  It’s been a little over a week […]

2/19/2007 | China , Yunnan

Yuanyang New Year

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With the onset of the Chinese New Year I was planning on moving on from Yuanyang especially after my hotel owner informed me that he was shutting down for the Holiday and I had to leave.  However, the bus to the next town I was heading was […]

2/12/2007 to 2/21/2007 | China , Yunnan

Pig Roast in Yuanyang

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I was out on a morning walk with no particular destination in mind which I find tends to work best here in Yuanyang.  If I try to find something in particular I often fail but when I’m not looking for anything I invariably find something.  This morning […]

2/12/2007 to 2/21/2007 | China , Yunnan

Yuanyang

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Sitting atop a ridge in the mountains of southern Yunnan province lies the hill top town of Yuanyang.  It’s about a seven hour bus ride south towards the Lao border from the provincial capital of Kunming, but it couldn’t be further from the metropolis of shinny new […]