An oasis in the desert, the birthplace of Buddhism in China Our Trip to Dunhuang was in fact, the highlight of our short visit out west. 100F in the day, but cool at night, we dined on dates and other local foods while experiencing all that the desert had to offer Escaping Qinghai was aContinue reading “Trip Report: Dunhuang”
“You’ve come at a bad time, actually.” These were the first words I heard off the plane from my coworker who was living in the small capitol city of Xining that had, for the past month and a half, encouraged me to come out to the gorgeous province of Qinghai in order to view theContinue reading “Trip Report: Qinghai”
静安寺 A Glittering Gold Recreation in Shanghai A joke amongst the locals, a tourist trap even in the deadly heat of summer, we wandered in an hour before closing and had the famous landmark to ourselves.
We scheduled a trip to the Gansu province later this month, but a museum opened down the street showing artwork from the Mogao Grottos. It showcased art from along the silk road but mostly focused on importing the beautiful murals hidden inside the caves. In true, cave like fashion, each museum visitor was given aContinue reading “Silk Road Art”