My latest Chinese adventures

I have been living in Guiyang, Guizhou province since October 2015, and life here always seems to throw me new surprises, no matter how predictable I think the daily flow of life has become.

After our hectic Summer Camp classes, we were given some time off afterwards. Me and my girlfriend decided to go to some places in Guizhou we hadn’t visited yet (when you have time off for travel you always naturally think of going to some of the best known cities in China, but that is to overlook just about how much Guizhou has to offer )

We took a coach to the small city of Tongren, and climbed the Fanjing Mountain the next morning. (Check out the pictures below) It is was an already pretty hard ascent made all the more difficult by the 38° weather, so by the time we reached the summit, our clothes were pretty soaked through with sweat. We mustn’t have looked especially presentable.

After our joints had recovered, we took another bus across the border into neighbouring Hunan province to visit Fenghuang Ancient Town. I kind of have a soft spot for these ancient towns, as I think they are some of the few places China has preserved it’s history. Even if the towns themselves get scarred with lots of bars and shops.

Fenghuang ancient town, Hunan province, China
Fenghuang ancient town, Hunan province, China
Pagoda at night in Fenghuang ancient town.
Pagoda at night in Fenghuang ancient town.
Fanjing mountain, Guizhou province, China
Fanjing mountain, Guizhou province, China

 

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