Saturday, February 5, 2011

Going back to Zhongguo

I just confirmed that I will be heading back to China over spring break!! This semester I am enrolled in an interdisciplinary class that will tackle the issue of Chinese village development within the sprawl of Guangzhou. We fly into Hong Kong, with a connection in Taipei, and then jump on a train to Guangdong province, and then we will spend ten days interviewing villagers with the help of our colleagues at South China University of Technology. I can't believe we leave in a little more than a month... too much to do before then!

John and I did not make it to Guangdong province (aside from an hour in Shenzhen in order to transfer from a Hong Kong train to a Xiamen bus) when we went to China in 2009. I look forward to trying their famous Cantonese dishes!!! But I am sad John and I won't be spending spring break together :(

Here are some entertaining highlights from our previous trip:
Outdoor wedding photoshoots are very popular in China...

Sounds delicious.

Sunset in Hangzhou

Scooters are popular in Shanghai's French Concession

At the Tsingtao brewery in Qingdao

This little boy does not approve...

Air pollution or sea haze?

Beer by the kilogram!

 Obligatory peace signs at the Great Wall.

Pingyao kitteh!
John borrowed this cat as a surprise for my birthday!
I wonder how it is doing today?

These characters may be useful for the next trip.


Dehang - our favorite!

Heading westward toward the Himalayas...
 Prayer flags in 'Shrangri-la' aka Zhongdian
on the border with Tibet.

You can see the rest here.


  1. Have ginger milk custard while in Guangzhou!

  2. Thanks for the tip - sounds delicious!

  3. Awesome photos! I can't wait to see all the ones from this trip!

    And that beer is a bag is weird.

  4. Dude, drinking beer by the kilo from a plastic bag was hilarious!