Slideshow: The Many Faces of China

Excited Little Guy

The arc of our travel experience is shaped by the people we meet. Even the most beautiful food and landscape need a human context. With that in mind, we offer a selection of faces - each with a story - that we will recall whenever we reflect on our travels in China.The following slideshow is our take on China's ethnic diversity. While these images represent … [Read more...]

Xishuangbanna: China’s Deep South

Two days of roller-coaster travel on unpaved roads and in old buses cramped with members of the Chinese Olympic Spitting Team. It was a long road to Xishuangbanna.Tucked in the deep south of China's Yunnan Province, the Xishuangbanna region conjured images of thatched huts, tropical jungle, and a rainbow of ethnic minorities. But when we arrived in Jinghong, the … [Read more...]

Hitching a Ride with the Chinese Olympic Spitting Team

All Aboard the Chinese Olympic Spitting Team Express

We were on another long-distance bus in the middle of nowhere, this time in heart of China’s Yunnan province. Heavy, sporadic rains danced on rice terraces whose luxuriant greens complemented the surrounding hills of red clay. It was just another iconic, beautiful moment on our journey through China.Then came the symphony of throat-clearing and … [Read more...]