Travel Theme: Sensory

This weeks travel theme by “Where’s my backpack?” is Sensory. Coming back from Vietnam, Fuyang greeted us with a warm “almost summer” week. This soon changed back into the cold winter we tried to escape during  the holiday. But, before it turned grey, we managed to do a long hike along the mountains in the area. … More Travel Theme: Sensory

The Little I Know About Chinese New Year

As a foreigner living in China I’ve gotten the chance to experience many new things and ways of life. Traditions and holidays are, of course, different depending in the country you live. Having grown up in western countries (with strong Catholic/Christian influences), Christmas season was the “main event” when it came to family traditions and celebrations. … More The Little I Know About Chinese New Year

Travel Theme: Routine

This week’s Travel Theme by Where’s my backpack is Routine. Living in China has shown me the variety of jobs and activities that can be the centre of peoples routines. Many of them, even when they look familiar, are done in a different way. Sunday walks next to the river in Guilin, Guangxi often were accompanied with the … More Travel Theme: Routine

Travel Theme: Self

This week’s Travel Theme by Where’s my backpack is Self. By looking at my pictures I’ve come to the conclusion that traveling solo makes you take an absurd amount of photos of your feet/shoes (or is it just me?). Maybe it’s a way of  showing “I was here”, maybe it’s a shoe fetish? or maybe it … More Travel Theme: Self

Sunshine, boat rides and grass skiing at QianDao Hu

Last weekend we were invited, along with some friends, to visit the hometown of one of Bill’s colleagues. The small village was close to QianDao Hu, a lake created in 1959. We took off on a bus from Fuyang directly to the small town. We walk through the village that rarely sees any foreigners, peeked into … More Sunshine, boat rides and grass skiing at QianDao Hu

Travel Theme: Faces

This week I found and decided to join the weekly Travel Themes by Where’s my backpack. For this week’s theme “Faces” I compiled some of the photos I have taken, of sculptures or art installations, for the last couple of years. I edited the pictures to highlight the theme: