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Drokpa- Tibetan nomads

The Tibetan Plateau is not confined to the borders of the province of Tibet, but also covers a large area of the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, northern Yunnan and the western part of Sichuan. The geographical range of this unique land obviously coincides with its cultural character, it is especially visible in areas such as Western Sichuan, where I also […]

Sky burial

During my trip to Western Sichuan everything went smooth. I visited places I wanted to see, Covid restrictions got temporarily loosened up and on top of that, vast mountain spaces were very soothing to the soul. Despite all this I have to say that I felt a hunger for something more, especially cultural experiences. I went to Sichuan at a […]

RIP Laoximen

Excrescence It is not a secret that Shanghai is a modern and cosmopolitan city by international standards. Without a doubt it can be called a global metropolis with all economic indicators and standards of living growing for recent decades. Before coming here for the first time I had wondered whether there are any historical and non-commercial neighbourhoods still left. Turned […]

Collectivity strong in the nation

Especially when we talk about countryside and when there’s need for a whole village manpower to unite in one cause. I was lucky enough to witness such event in one of Yunnan Bai minority villages last year. Having hidden from rain, I noticed gathering of people at one of the courtyards. At closer glimpse I realised that villagers were striving […]

Harvest time

Watch beautiful Chinese countryside during harvest. All work I saw people were doing only by hand without machines. I like to think this way they pay tribute to the nature: not wasting, not growing too much, only what’s necessary for themselves. Northern part of Yunnan, Baizu minority and Shaxi area, wonderful to watch and photograph. If you like this post […]

Last out Winter

Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province is situated in subtropical highland area providing quite mild climate. For this reason it’s called The Spring City. However Winters with temperature sometimes oscillating around 0°C can be rough. Doesn’t sound too cold but with uninsulated houses lacking central heating, with untight windows indoor temperature can be as low as 5°C. It applies especially […]

A bit of rural Dali

China is obviously experiencing rapid development and rise of economical wealth of its citizens which is easy to observe in big cities. Luckily the Middle Kingdom is still abundant in places where one can take a deep breath and rest away from cities’ fast pace of life and instantly growing buildings. Small towns which seem to develop much slower than […]