The Magnificent Karst Bridges Of Wulong

The stunning Three Natural Bridges in Wulong National Geology Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site, and setting for key scenes in “Transformers 4: Age  of Extinction” & “Curse of the Golden Flower” – was the highlight of our China trip along with Laitan ancient town. I featured both in some of my earliest posts. Here is a recap in photos,…

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The Chinese Zigzag Bridge

The zigzag bridge is a common feature in classical Chinese gardens. According to local lore (and tourist guides!) zigzag bridges and paths are said to confound evil spirits that can only walk straight lines for whatever reason! But in actual fact, these bridges are mainly decorative features based on the the Zen principle of mindfulness. Their non linear construction forcing one’s attention…

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Don’t Forget To Look Up!

This is my first time participating in the Wild Weekly Photo Challenge, thanks to Lisa of Zebra Designs & Destinations, whose winning entries have been nothing short of inspiring. The theme for this week is ‘Look Up‘. Trawling through my archives yielded plenty of photos ‘looking up’ at soaring architecture, but precious few of the outdoors, which I understand…

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Crossing Bridges!

“Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.” ~ Bruce Jackson I cross my 200 mark, with these bridges! Look forward to your company on the journey to the next 200 🙂 Related articles: Travel Theme – Bridges

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Laitan Ancient Town

This post about our visit to one of the ten most beautiful ancient walled towns in China, was one of my earliest posts, that I felt merited another look 🙂 So here it is, reincarnated as my interpretation of Frizztext’s Story Challenge Letter L! I have added a gallery of new images for those of…

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China – Everyday Life

One of our favourite pastimes in China was people watching, and there is no better place to do it than the myriad tea houses, like this one in Chongqing. A cup of tea, with unlimited refills of hot water, and pavement tables full of local people, for just 4 yuan! Jimmy, our guide informed us that these…

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Seeking the Dhamma in Dazu

Nirvana refers to the ultimate unfettering of the mind from earthly bonds. A quietude of mind and body, a total connection and merging with one’s inner self, a release from all desire and suffering. Enlightenment. The spiritual journey of Siddhartha from crown prince to the “Enlightened One” is one of the most profound stories of transformation…

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Dragon Of Fortune!

The gilded zodiac ceiling opens slowly to special sound and light effects, the floor splits open, and a golden dragon emerges in a cloud of pink fog with smoke billowing out of its nostrils….a phantasmagorical spectacle that is supposed to symbolise “vitality, good fortune and well-being”!!! The Dragon of Fortune show in the Wynne Macau, is an over…

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Chinese Doorway

” I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I am not afraid to look inside them” ~ Elizabeth Taylor Until next time…happy travels no matter where life takes you.

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