I promised I’d share some photos from our trip to China with you. As the one in charge of the camera (for the most part), I get to take all the fun close ups and weird shots that I want!
We were gone for two weeks, and it was a whirlwind! We spent a few days in Beijing before traveling down to Changsha and Yiyang in Hunan province via high speed train. After that we took a shorter train ride down to scenic Guilin for a couple days before rounding out our trip with several days in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu.
The picture above and the two below are from the Forbidden City in Beijing.
I loved seeing kites everywhere we went!
We went to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, outside of Beijing. The weather was really nice, thankfully! And boy, is that sucker ever steep to walk on.
I think I took a dozen pictures of these roof corners…
The smog always made for some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
A cool carving at the Wenshu Temple in Chengdu.
An elephant statue at Elephant Hill Park in Guilin.
We found these great carvings on a walkway along a river in Guilin.
Loved all the water buffalo along the Li River. We took a four hour cruise up it to see the amazing hills and scenery.
I can’t for the life of me figure out what that little bird is…
There are a lot of carvings in China. So much marble! This is in the hutong alleys in Beijing.
Part of the rocks in the rock garden of the Forbidden City.
Ancient trees in the Forbidden City.
Walking alongside the world’s longest corridor at the Summer Palace in Beijing.
Paddle boats at the park in Yiyang, Hunan.
Spicy Hunan green bean dish! The food was out of this world amazing.
Gorgeous ginko tree at the Wenshu Temple in Chengdu.
The monks put out food for the birds.
We got to go to Bamboo Park in Chengdu, where the locals go to hang out and play games and drink tea.
Look at how red and spicy that tofu is. Incredible food in Sichuan province.
Found this little bit of home in the Wide and Narrow Alleys of Chengdu. Just noticed that guy on the door. Is that a Transformer?
And I’ll end with this big guy.
So there you go. Just a tiny, tiny portion of the 600 pictures I managed to take! If there is anything you’d like to see more of, let me know!