Friday, May 25, 2012

Shanghai - China

So, it's not a particularly inspired photo, but it does show the skyline.

The Bund

I got tea scammed here


Guilin and Yangshuo - China

Between Hong Kong and Shanghai I went to Guilin, Longsheng, and Yangshuo (all in the Guagxi Zhuang Autonomous Region). The landscape was beautiful. Unfortunately it was not great pictures taking weather/season. If you want to see some pictures that really capture it just do a google image search of Guilin. But here are my pics anyways:

Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Boat trip on the Li River

Street running between two rock faces in Yangshuo

Silver Cave

Impression Sanjie Liu

While in Yangshuo we went to Impression Sanjie Liu, an ethnic folk musical performed in the world's largest natural theater (the stage is the Li River and it's situated between 12 mountain peaks). The show was directed by the director Zhang Yimou (who directed the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening and closing ceremonies and the first two Chinese films ever to be nominated for Academy Awards).

Some of the 600 performers in the show

The show consistently fills the venue’s 2,500 seats for the 2-3 shows every night, 10 and a half months out of the year, every year since it's start in 2003.

Badminton at a Local Gym 


Friday, May 18, 2012

Hong Kong

Popular hangout spot on Sundays when the financial district is closed

All new land! This was all water just a few years ago.

The tall one just left of center is the one Batman jumped off of