Saturday, July 16, 2011

A step back in time

Have you seen any of these Chinese movies? Winter Jasmine, Lovers grief over the yellow river, Master of taichi, or Wordless love? I haven't yet, but I plan to.

I spent a day Cuan di xia, the historical and beautifully preserved Ming dynasty village where these movies were all shot. It was a beautiful day spent in the mountainous countryside, and was a really nice break from the craziness of Beijing. The village is located on the mountain, so it was actually a day of exercise as well, and of course, there was delicious fresh food to enjoy too!

Of course, I had to include a lantern pic!

I had such a great time in China, and took so many pics! I will post more as soon as I can!
Its been so busy since I've returned, and another container of lanterns is arriving next week for Lanternshop!

I hope you all have a lovely week!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I'm back!!!

Hello friends,
After 3 long months, I'm back from China!! I've missed so much in blogland as its not possible to access Blogger from China - so much catching up to do!!!

I had such an amazing time - a truly awesome experience.
The first few weeks were spent working (shopping for Lanternshop and organising the next shipment), then the rest of the time studying, immersing myself in the culture and food, and playing tourist!!

When I get over my tiredness in the next few days - I'll post more pics and details of my adventure!

Here I am in Zhejiang province with my friend Mary playing dressups!! So much fun :-)