”These birds are called Cormorant, they belong to this friendly 86-year-old fisherman named Lao Huang. Cormorant fishing is a traditional fishing method in which fishermen use trained cormorants to fish in rivers, but sadly the thirteen-hundred-year-old fishing method, now only survives as a tourist attraction in modern days.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1,8974211 February, 2019
when the lights go on there is totally new perspective. Do you prefer city by day or night?
Went to this newly open library just to find out that it’s really popular among photographers and photo enthusiasts. No blame as it’s design makes it really great spot for photos. Not that you should go to library to take photos 🙈 but yeah we didn’t that one too. If you watched my stories you could see it was pretty crowded. But no, I haven’t removed people if you asked we just waited for the second there won’t be anyone to take a shot.
If you’re in bookstore but you can pick one book, what would that be ?
Thank you @radissonblu For hosting me in this beautiful city
4,0492107 February, 2019
So many things to see, so less time to do so. How do you pick attractions to see? Do you search top attractions to see in particular place on internet, search on Instagram, use tripadvisor or maybe something else? I feel like I’m always not prepare for my trips and search for things to see last minute 🙈although there is at least one thing which makes me wanna visit every place I go
4,0352486 February, 2019
Pick your favorite season ➡️ I think my personal fave is winter (swipe to see me survive a snowstorm) what about you?
10,1074258 February, 2019
恭喜發財! Happy New Year! Gung hay fat choy! 🧧🧨💥 Wishing everyone great happiness and prosperity this year! 2019 is the year of the pig. 🐷 What is your zodiac? (I’m a snake.) 🐍🙂 And how are you spending your New Years? 🥰
2,150846 February, 2019
Lao Huang Probably the most iconic person of Yangshuo. There are actually two of them in Yangshuo and both are Lao Huang. This Huang is older. We had a chance to see him while here in Yangshuo. This method of fishing was abandoned few years ago but fisherman still comes so people can take pictures with him. He sits on his bamboo boat sing a song and time to time smoke cigarettes. It wouldn’t be visit to Yangshuo without taking picture of either of Lao Huang I guess.
Can you relate, which place you visited to take iconic picture of some spot, person or food ?
3,56116016 February, 2019
I always tell to everyone, if you wanna visit China don’t go during spring festival. It’s always big rush just before holiday, it’s hard to get tickets, hotels are sold out and some cities become gost towns because everyone went to see their families. But now I think it’s one of the best time to visits china with all the fireworks display lasting few days, beautiful decorations and the spirit of holiday.
Have you ever been to China ?
"It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go." - Anthony Bourdain 🌏
A man playing a traditional Chinese instrument. Captured on a trip to Kunming over the new year period.
6314 hours ago
This is a "temple" on the city wall of Pingyao, which is a very old city in the province of Shanxi in China. It is known because it is one of the best examples today how an old Chinese city looked like. Beside that, it's people invented the first type of money in the whole world because of transport problems with silver...
Tailored group tours and possibilities of individual travel - welcome to Xinjiang! Right now need two people for a group in June, dates are flexible!
See previous post for details on one of (y)our special summer tours.
DESERT EXPLORATION AND SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF EASTERN XINJIANG
⠀ ⠀ 🏮 Happy Lantern Festival 🏮
ПРОЩАНИЕ с НОВЫМ ГОДОМ 😅
⠀ ⠀ Вы все уже забыли, а Китай только сегодня завершает праздновать Новый год 🥳🥳🥳. Праздник Фонарей считается одним из самых важных дней в году, он выпадает на 15 день первого месяца по лунному календарю. Именно сегодня зажигают фонарики для того, чтоб осветить дорогу на небо душам умерших родственников 🏮.
⠀ ⠀ В этот день проводят самые фееричные фестивали и сооружают фонарики различных форм и размеров, таких как у меня за спиной ☺️. Улицы вечером горят самыми яркими красками 😍.
⠀ ⠀ Если вы сейчас в Гуанчжоу, то поспешите застать всю красоту в Yue xiu Park, праздничная выставка продлиться до 28 февраля. Или окунитесь в китайскую культуру вместе с нами в сторис 🥳.
⠀ ⠀ Как вам такие декорации и обычаи?
⠀ ⠀ P.S. На IGTV подробное видео «как убрать людей» #alfiya_china ❤️
1,23175 hours ago
📍FengHuang, Hunan, China 🇨🇳
There will always be room for your hand in mine. Wanna hold your hand at 80 and say “We made it”