September 2011

Down the Yangtze

I was pretty sick after Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou – probably thanks to the water cooler in the hotel room – and when we flew on to Chongqing I basically crawled into bed on the cruise ship and went to sleep. After two weeks of wood-like Chinese beds it was pretty much the best thing ever to have a comfortable mattress and a comfy duvet in a quiet place and I slept like a very stationary log which has had a hard week at the office.

Posted Wed 28 September 2011 00:36 (+1300)

Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou

After travelling around Chengdu area we flew on to what is described as a Tibetan area – but still in Sichuan, not in Tibet on the map. In the scenic Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture there are – or were as of 2000 – a narrow majority of ethnic Tibetans in the area.

Posted Tue 27 September 2011 21:28 (+1300)

Chengdu, Bifengxia, and Leshan

After Guilin and Yangshuo we flew to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan – home of delicious, tasty food, giant pandas, and giant sculptures.

Posted Sun 25 September 2011 23:24 (+1300)

Guilin and Yangshuo

We spent a month travelling around China in July and August, starting in Guilin and working our way around the country clockwise.

Posted Sun 25 September 2011 19:21 (+1300)

Recent photos

Hong Kong at night, from Victoria Peak
An IFC monolith
Lucky Dessert neon
Hong Kong sign overload near Mong Kok
Sunset from Hong Kong Island
One of the stalls making Mong Kok overpoweringly smelly
Making the most of the land you've got
Cool arch up Nong Ping

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I'm a Wellington, New Zealand-based software consultant. In my spare time I enjoying cooking, traveling, geocaching, progressive house, and fixin stuff.

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