Said goodbye to Europe shortly after the OutDoor Friedrichshafen 2016, went to the other place that is home for my wife and me, while also always being something of a place for ‘adventuring‘: China.
Wanted to share a few impressions which show something of the very different views…
China West-East, From the Plane
Goodbye to Europe
Hello Himalayas (between Pakistan and China)
Takla Maklan, probably
More Chinese Desert
Settlement, Far West China
Northern Central China
Northern Central China, finally with more water
Mountains before (west of) Beijing – and before everything disappeared in cloud cover (and/or haze)
China Intimately, In Rural Hunan
Rural Hunan, where the road ends. Seemingly…
And even that far out, graves speak of the millennia of human occupation
And tombs as well…
Rural Hunan. Mao Zedong still watches over…
There is also wildlife, though
Trash is still being treated as if it were all biological material…
…much work is still done by hand…
… but much transport has long since switched to motorization.
The market is as I know it from our visit three years ago, and as it probably has been for centuries (except for the plastic)
Even in this village (if that’s what one wants to call it), construction has kicked up a notch – but that may be a different story yet.