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A Visit to the Queen Mother of the West & parting Urumqi

Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 | Views [77]

Visiting the Queen Mother of the West  The car ride from Urumqi through what used to be barren desert landscapes was filled with new construction, highrises, and coal power plants, which may be a contributing factor to there being more air ... Read more >

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A Day in Urumqi

Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 | Views [52]

A Day in Urumqi  We were flying at dusk as we came close to the capital city of Xinjiang province and were greeted by a spectacular scene off the left side of the plane. The Tian Shan mountains rose in rivets of brown waves to crest in white ... Read more >

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Photos: Urumqi & Tian Chi

Saturday, 25 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Dunhuang Region & Mogao Caves

Friday, 24 Aug 2018 | Views [50]

Dunhuang and the Mogao Grottoes   When we got off the flight from Beijing we were confronted with a hot blast of air that almost took my breath away.  Yes, this is the Gobi Desert.  As we made our way with the taxi to our hotel ... Read more >

Tags: cities, landscapes, off road, religious sites


Photos: Day Trip from Dunhuang

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Lijiang

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Longmen and Dazu Rock Art Caves

Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | Views [2573] | Comments [1]

Chinese Rock Art: Longmen & Dazu Caves   There are four main rock art sites in China, Dunhuang in the desert along the old Silk Road, Yungang in the North East, Longmen near the ancient Tang capital Luoyang, and the Dazu Caves scattered ... Read more >


General Impressions: Western Chinese Cities - Kunming, Xi'an, Chongqing and Chengdu

Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | Views [10622]

  General Impressions from Western Chinese cities: Kunming, Xi’an, Chongqing and Chengdu   The last couple of weeks in China were a whirlwind of activity between lectures and meeting many wonderful people, so much so that there ... Read more >


Photos: pandas

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Dazu Cave Complex, Chongqing

Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Lao Jun Dong Taoist Temple, Chongqing

Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Luoyang & Longmen Caves

Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: xi'an

Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Yuantong Temple, Kunming

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Yuantong Temple, Kunming

Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | Views [1757]

Yuantong Temple, Kunming  The first temple on the Yuantong Temple site was founded during the Nanzhao Period, which was during the Tang Dynasty from about 738-902.   It has been reconstructed a number of times, the latest being just a ... Read more >


Jiuxiang Caves

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Views [852]

Jiuxiang Caves  The caves, about 75 km to the east from Kunming, are part of a larger area, the Jiuxiang Scenic Area. Unfortunately, given the rain, I was unable to explore the sections beyond the caves, including the Buddhist cliff drawings ... Read more >


Dali

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Views [584]

Dali I didn’t have near enough time to explore the Dali region, as I should have had to do it justice.  Within the day and a half there, I did manage to walk around the Old Town, get up the mountain, Cangshan, and to the Three Pagodas ... Read more >


Photos: Jiuxiang Caves

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Dali

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Lijiang

Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | Views [957]

  Lijiang My first introduction to Lijiang Old Town was during the National Holiday week, when the town was packed with tourists.   I had thought it would be better after most people had gone back to work, but it was still crowded ... Read more >


Photos: Lijiang & Jade Snow Dragon Mt

Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Lugu Lake 2 incl. Bay of the Goddess

Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Lugu Lake Addendum

Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | Views [903]

Addendum to Lugu Lake: Finally met someone who spoke English and who could help me understand the Musuo culture a bit more.  Sadama is 24 and works in the central Tourist Office for Lugu Lake Town.  She learned English from German filmcrews ... Read more >


Lugu Lake

Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | Views [2178]

Lugu Lake Lugu Lake is among the most beautiful places in China. It borders both Yunnan and Sichuan provinces surrounded by mountains. There are a number of minority cultures that have kept their traditions alive in the region, of which the Musuo ... Read more >


Photos: Lugu Lake Paradise

Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Drive from Lijiang to Lugu Lake

Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Bus trip from Shangri La to Lijiang - beautiful mountains!

Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Shangri La / Zhongdian, Yunnan Province

Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | Views [2196] | Comments [2]

Shangri La / Zhongdian, Yunnan Province  Touristy or not, this is a great place!  In about 2001, the government changed the town’s name from Zhongdian to Shangri-La to increase tourism.  There are a number of places from Kashmir ... Read more >


Photos: Shangri La

Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | Photo Gallery


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