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Tribal Old woman

Tribal woman

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

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


Harvest time

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

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

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

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


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