youxi, fujian. a sweet 91-year-old woman from the mountains of youxi county. we met her on the way up to see the rice terraces. we learned that she never went to school to learn how to read or write chinese (but her mandarin was very impressive and much better than mine). she then kindly insisted that we stay at her house for dinner and the night.
youxi county, fujian. farmers tend to their rice terraces—which were unfortunately drier than usual this year due to lack of rainfall—before the sun sets.
lijiang, yunnan. the road to yulong xueshan (jade dragon snow mountain).
yangtze river as seen from a lookout.
dali, yunnan. a bai fruit vendor at a local marketplace. she had just sold us some fresh mangosteen and grapes.
shangri-la, yunnan. a tibetan herder sings alongside his yak.
dali, yunnan. a scenic rural landscape featuring two farmers and their pigs.
shangri-la, yunnan. grassland, towns, and foggy mountains.