Category Archives: China-southern

Koi

  These goldfish or Koi are in a feeding frenzy. I took this picture in southwest China in the city of Jinghong. At the entrance to the botanical gardens, there is a pond with water lilies and fish. Tourists buy … Continue reading

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see Vietnam, part 2 of trip

See the posts for Vietnam, part two of the China-Vietnam trip. Vietnam

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Vietnam, arrived Hanoi from Nanning, China

We crossed over the border into Vietnam. We left Yangshuo by bus back to Guilin for two hours and took a bus for four hours to Nanning. We stayed at a nice hotel and had a wonderful Cantonese meal. In the … Continue reading

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Internet cafes

Three years ago, Internet cafes were on every corner in China. People were sending emails. Now everyone uses mobile phones and the cafes are for gamers and watching video.

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How my iPhone kept me from starving

In many of the places we visited, no one spoke English. The menus didn’t have any English; they didn’t even have pinyin, only Chinese characters. I started taking photos of dishes we ate and liked. When I came upon a … Continue reading

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Guilin Photos

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These photos are from Guilin and neighboring Yangshuo. They show karsts and the Li River. This landscape has been the inspiration for poets and painters for centuries. Today many tourists enjoy the scenery.

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Arrived Yangshuo

This photo shows view of Li River and karsts as seen from our hotel. If you have ever seen a traditional Chinese ink watercolor painting with mountains, mist and rivers, this is the place. We are here for Christmas.

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