This just made the bucket list! Shenzhen to Xinjiang by train.
Click for original article and gallery. These Rare Examples of Early Photography in China Captured a Disappearing World Lily Rothman 9:00 AM EST When photography was invented in the mid-19th century, France became the nation that could boast providing the landscape captured in the first known photograph — but it didn’t take too long for… Read More
Ditan Park, or Temple of Earth. It’s huge, and packed. One of the most popular festivals during the Spring Festival, this is a giant fair. The temple has its version of boardwalk games, and barkers of course, that go on and on. Did see one show, folk-festival dancing of some sort. Some great lamb kabobs… Read More
Yonghe Temple, more commonly known as the Llama Temple. It’s the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in China, part of the Geluk, or Yellow Hat school of Buddhism. That’s the main school of Mahayana Buddhism, which is the dominant of the two main branches of Buddhism. Mahayana Buddhism, including the Yellow Hat School, is primarily focused… Read More
“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” Bury Vittachi The Fragrant Habour, home to more than 7 million, is simply the greatest city I’ve ever experienced. It’s an international city in every sense of the word. Ruled by Japan, Britain, China, it’s now almost but not quite a city-state of its… Read More
The adventures of Bill in Beijing… The Central Business District, shoot. Took a rare opportunity on Lunar New Year’s Day to shoot Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD) while it was deserted. The CBD is Beijing’s Wall Street. Usually it’s one of the busiest places on Earth, I would imagine. Jam packed with people everywhere usually,… Read More