Home Photo Course Travel Photos Wallpaper Contact About
Old city and roofs, Dali, China. © Beren Patterson. All Rights Reserved. Villager, South-West China. © Beren Patterson. All Rights Reserved.
Replicas of ancient Chinese bowls, China. © Beren Patterson. All Rights reserved. Chinese puppets, China. © Beren Patterson. All Rights Reserved.
Old Chinese woman, China, blue suit, mao. © Beren Patterson. All Rights reserved. Chinese temple, Bamboo temple near Chengdu, buddha buddhism China Chinese religion ban tienaman square. © Beren Patterson. All Rights Reserved.
Scenery outside Guilin, China. © Beren Patterson. All Rights reserved. Hong Kong island, harbour, business district HK. © Beren Patterson. All Rights Reserved.
Chinese man, China, blue suit, mao. © Beren Patterson. All Rights reserved. Mao's Little Red Book, China, communism, communist, Mao. © Beren Patterson. All Rights Reserved.

China

My first impressions of China were not what I thought they would be. I had crossed into China at Mengla on the Laotion boarder, a small local trading check post carrying local goods, Chinese plastics and electronics and food stuffs. Certainly the boarder guards at Mengla were stern-looking and didn't appear friendly, but this was not a cultural aberration - boarder guards are universally lacking in humour.

The bus from the boarder to Jinghong bounced along for the remainder of the afternoon. I was just developing the first signs of giardia and had egg burps and stomach cramps. My intestinal issues hardly detracted from the fantastic villages we passed through. Chinese villages, unlike most Chinese cities have real character and are well worth visiting.

 


Please note that these images are copyright. Please read my image use section if you want to use them on your website or any other purpose.