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Antiques shop


Tribal Old woman

Tribal woman

Fry Tofu

Fry tofu

Beautiful culture

It’s still a common practice  to help one another in villages. When someone builds a house, the whole neighbourhood will come and  help them. Beautiful culture !

Guizhou buyi

Playboy : Chinese version

Chinese playboy

Chinese playboy

inside the shop

Buyi village

Buyi village GuizhouThe Buyi ( also known as Buyei, Puyi ) are one of the ethnic groups in China.  Most of them are living in Guizhou province and Yunnan province in China.

Making bamboo baskets

village bamboo craftA man in a village is making bamboo basket

bamboo product

Village bridge

Village bridge

The master and his birds

chinese Bird cage

Chinese bird cage

In China, they eat their dogs and take their birds for walk ! :-)

A strange cow

Strange Cow A local Chinese claimed that this is the strangest cow in the world. It was displayed in Kunming Dwarf Park. The cow has a leg that has grown on his back !!

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks Rory for giving me this The versatile Blogger Award. A few months ago  I  received the same award from my friend Nia.

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:                                                                           

  1. Nominate 10-15 fellow bloggers
  2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award Pic on your blog post.

Here goes, my  nominations, in no particular order:












7 Randoms things about me

1. I am from Mizoram, India.

2. I am from an ex-head hunter tribe :-)

3. I have one daughter

4. I love coffee

5. I speak Mandarin ( Chinese )

6. I am married.

7. I prefer cold weather rather than hot weather


Chinese palm reading

Chinese palm reader

Chinese palm readerChinese palm reading

Chinese palm reading

Harvest time

Harvest Guizhou Miao villageHarvest NanHua MiaoLocation :  Nanhua Miao village. Guizhou Province China

JiuZhou : Part 2

Jiuzhou Old ChurchOld Church Huangping JiuZhou GuizhouDuring the Red Armys Long March, they got lost and came to this church and asked for help from a French missionary. This missionary gave them a map of Guizhou, which he had made. That is how the Red Army found their way back.

Huangping Jiuzhou old church Guzhou

This house used to be a French Missionaries quarters

Old Church Huangping JiuZhou GuizhouThis Church is about 150 years old.

Church Huangping JiuZhou Guizhou

Inside the Church

JiuZhou Huangping Guizhou

This area used to be an American Air base during the 2nd World War

Jiuzhou Huangping County Guizhou

A statue of an American Army general who helped the Chinese from Japanese invasion

Old town Jiuzhou Huangping county

JiuZhou: Part 1

A small town called JiuZhou in Huangping county, Guizhou province is not a typical Chinese tourist town; busy and commercial. The town has witnessed historical events in its own significance. During World War II – the American Air base was just outside of this town. And during the Red Army’s long march, Gen. Zhou Enlai, Chaiman Mao Zedong and many other leaders met up in this town.

JiuZhou Huangping old town

JiuZhou Huangping Old Town

Jiuzhou Huangping Ancient town GuizhouThis building used to be a Communist Party gathering place

JiuZhou Huangping Guzihou Ancient town

JiuZhou Huangping GuzihouThis is where General Zhou Enlai, Chairman Mao and his compatriots met up. During the Red Army -Long march


JiuZhou Huangpiang Guizhou

JiuZhou Huangping Guizhou

Jiuzhou huangping Guizhou

Jiuzhou huangping guizhou old townQuiet but not deserted

A woman with an iron cutting machine

Miao lady at work

Iron cutter

Mushroom seller

wild mushroom seller

mushroom sellerLocation : Guizhou Province China

Dwarf Theme Park : Kunming

A Dwarf theme park. Location : Kunming Yunnan Province, China. Entrance fee : 80 ( Yuan/ rmb ) 12 USD. The dwarfs  working at the park receive, 1000 Yuan ( 140 USD ) per month.

Dwarf theme park China

Maniature Castle

Dwarf park kunming

Dwarf park Kunming

Dwarf theme park kunming

Dwarf theme park kunming china

Dwarf empire kunming

The Hosts

dwarf theme park kunming

Dwarf theme park kunming china

action song

Dwarf theme park kunming


Dwarf theme park kunming china

The crowd

Dwarf theme park kunming china

Dwarf park China kunming

Arabic dance

Dwarf theme park kunming China

Martial Arts & Magic show

Dwarf empire kunming china

Hip-hop dance

Dwarf empire kunming chinaDwarf empire kunming china

Another fake apple store in China ?

In the month of July, 2011 a fellow blogger ‘ BirdAbroad’ posted some pictures of an apple store in Kunming Yunnan province, China. Which turn out to be a fake apple store ! Her blog post was mentioned in different international news. I am sure you follow that news.

Last Sunday ( 25.September.2011 ) I walk passed an ‘ apple store’ in Kaili, Guizhou Province, China. Kaili is a very small city in Guizhou province. It’s a prefecture of Miao and Dong. According to wikipedia : Kaili has a population of only 50,000 . That’s a very small population for a city in China. As I saw this ‘apple store’, I remember reading on a blog ( BirdAbroad ) ” Apple never writes “Apple Store” on it’s signs – it just puts up the glowing, iconic fruit.”  But this ‘apple store’ had written SMART STORE besides the apple sign. As I walked in, i saw ipad, iphones, Macbook, Macbook Pro but I did not see MacBook Air. And there was plenty of  apple accessories. All the workers were wearing blue t-shirts. I wonder if this is just another fake apple store in China !

fake apple storeThe entrance of the store

fake apple store chinaInside the store

fake apple store chinaI was hesitate to take an obvious photo!

Fake apple storeThis is taken from the opposite store

Kaili Guizhou

A street of Kaili Guizhou China

Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls are situated near the  famous Bodmin Moor. The name Golitha derives from the old Cornish word for obstruction. It is an area of old woodland, the famous Fowey river runs alongside it. As you walk through the wood and beside the river, the fresh air will refresh you. It’s not a very long walk, but it’s definitely worth walking.

Golitha Falls Cornwall

Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls

Trees and stones are covered with moss

Golitha Falls

Golitha Falls Cornwall

Golitha FallsGolitha Falls

A typical village kitchen

Village kitchen

He was about to fry eggs

fire place

These pictures are taken in a remote BUYI village, in Guizhou province China.


Bullfighting Festival : Bull Vrs Bull

Bull fighting competitions are a part of the Miao ethnic minority culture in China. Normally bullfight competitions are held during the bull festival in the 25th day of the first lunar month. But it’s also common to hold bull fight competitions at different times throughout the year especially in surrounding villages in Kaili city in Qiandongnan prefecture in Guizhou.

I am sure you have heard or seen the Spanish ( Latin American ) bull-fight –tauromachia–corrida de torso : where one or more bulls are baited in a bullring for sports and entertainment. In which a matador will kill a bull by the end of the game.

But this Miao Bullfighting is very different. Its not a combat between man and a bull; it’s a bull and a bull fighting each other.

Bullfighting festival

Miao Bullfighting festival

Miao bulfighting festival

The crowd

Bullfighting Festival Miao Guizhou

Bullfighting festival Miao Guizhou

Bullfighting Festival Miao Guizhou

Ancient paper making preserved

Shiqiao is a small village in the Danzhai county in Guizhou Province, where traditional hand-made paper is still preserved. They make it by using tree barks. Throughout the centuries Miao people have made this special paper. But because of modern technology this kind of paper making is disappearing rapidly, only a handful of families continue this handmade paper making today.

Shiqiao Guizhou

Shiqiao Guzihou

Shiqiao Guizhou

Shiqiao Guizhou

Shiqiao Guizhou

Shiqiao Guizhou

Shiqiao Guizhou

Shiqiao Guizhou Miao


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