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Letters from China: An Introduction

In 2010, my dad and I went together on a three-week tour of rural western and mid-western China. We had a guide from home who, with his wife, spoke several dialects of Chinese, their daughter, and the daughter’s boyfriend.

The six letters here are those that I sent home during the trip, with a few nice photos interspersed. There will soon be a proper travelogue with many more photos and lots of explanations of where we were and what we saw. I could not be frank while traveling because the Chinese government monitors emails and limits access to some sites (like Google, Microsoft.com, and Facebook), so you’ll find the travelogue more informative and entertaining than these little letters.

But in the meantime here are:

          January 4: The day before the trip with itinerary

          January 9: Chengdu and the panda refuge, LiJiang

         January 13: Shangri-La and Dali

          January 15: Dali and Ping-An

         January 19: Ping-An and Chengyang

          January 24: Guilin and Yangshuo