Travel Blogs from Guiyang
... We can only work it out to be the train slowing quickly and the carriages knocking against each other.
We arrived in Guiyang to grey skies, rain and another big city (we hoped we had left this behind in Chengdu) albeit much smaller than the other places we have visitied so far. For anyone wanting to travel China, its worth noting that any arrival train station will leave you ending up in a city so don't expect the peaceful countryside on arrival anywhere.
Our day in the mountain park was too exciting to only upload 5 pictures! Here are some more for you all to check out. Hope you are have a fabulous summer and we will see you guys so soon :)
Emm and Gabs ...
... Didi and granddaughter Mengya drove us to a historic town Qingyan. In our previous time in Guiyang we visited this former Ming-era military outpost a couple of times. Qingyan dates back to 1378 and was once a traffic between southwest provinces.
In 1995 the town with its winding, smooth stone-flagged streets and partially restored city walls was a quiet haven for us to wander imagining what life would have been like.
... past few years and is back preparing some papers here.
He took us to the office of foreign affairs where we were able to make contact with a few of our past colleagues.
We will be meeting up for dinner with some of the post grad students who are able to be there (others are spread near and far across the globe and country- all with significant positions in each of their fields.)
We will ...
... out of the 1930's.
The lines to the flight kept changing and we kept moving with no idea whether it was correct or not.
Eventually the gate opened, the plane was sitting on the tarmac and everyone began running.
I turned to Pat and said, "You 'd think they had never been on a plane before. You just walk up and take your allocated seat."
As you probably can guess I was the dopey person because it was first in best seats ...