Journey Back to the Ancestral Village

I headed back to my ancestral village in June. That's the thing about being an 'overseas Chinese'. We all have 'ancestral villages', where our ancestors lived and made that journey out of the poverty of China at the turn of the century.  In this case, the village I sought out and visited was my maternal … Continue reading Journey Back to the Ancestral Village

Photo 101 – Water

Day Three of Photo101, and the assignment is WATER. Ta-da! Not quite 'water' strictly, but a wonderfully made vesper martini would contain a good percentage of water somewhere in the making of the spirits I'm sure. Anyway, it looks like water, even if it is not. I shot this at Jin Sha restaurant at the … Continue reading Photo 101 – Water

Photo101 #2 – Street

Assignment #2 of my current Photo101 course, which I am enjoying tremendously, the theme is Street. Here is my chosen image. It is an image snapped on a recent holiday to PingYao, the only completely walled city left in China and listed as UNESCO World Heritage. It is a charming little walkable town, like a … Continue reading Photo101 #2 – Street

Lunch on Mt Qingcheng, Chengdu

Often when I travel, the best food experiences are not so much at renown restaurants but the unexpected places where I am surprised by good, honest, humble food. And so it was the case during my visit to Chengdu last week. We had gone to see Mt Qingcheng, one of the most important sites in … Continue reading Lunch on Mt Qingcheng, Chengdu