A non-linear update
20/02/2013 - 20/02/2013
On this trip I've devoured a fair share of wontons and dumplings, hence the terribly witty title of this post
It's been a bit of a whirlwind tour on the road for 7 weeks experiencing the amazing spectrum of travelling in China: from the rural Guizhou countryside, shiny commercialism of Shenzhen, the buzzing financial hub of Hong Kong, ancient and expat Beijing, the silk road in Kashgar and Turpan in Xinjiang province, and now I'm writing from Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan province.
I'm so excited to share my travels with you. It's going to take a while to write about when I get back to Australia. In the meantime, here's a photo collage my friend Angela took from our time in Xinjiang. I really love all the colours and framing of the shot.
Today Angela and I hung out in Chengdu city. We ate at a vegetarian restaurant for lunch, got a foot massage for $6 (you get what you pay for I reckon, cos the massuse stopped in the middle for a cigerette break!), bought a bunch of Chinese art books, wandered around the beautiful People's Park Remin Gongyuan and toured the old/new Narrow Wide lane with a local who we befriended. We ate delicious Sichuan hotpot and came back to our hostel to pack. She's off to Beijing to see Cindy and I'm going back to Shenzhen for a night.