The landscapes of Guilin and Yangshuo – China

A short 3 day trip to Guilin and Yangshuo in Guanxi province in China.

From Hong Kong a 40 min cross border bus to Shenzhen. From Shenzhen to Guilin by night service sleeper bus. If you have time and don’t have to rush after office, you may board the high speed train to Guilin North from Shenzhen or Guangzhou.

It is suggested to have a guide as people hardly speak English there. Guide is not much costly around 50 USD per day. They will have a sedan or SUV depending on the number of people in your group.


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The great wall of China and some more

I was browsing through my hard disk and found these old photographs which I took six years back in Beijing with a very humble Nikon D40 and 18-55 mm kit lens plus an used 10 mm (16mm on 35mm format) antiquated manual focus lens which I bought from a local shop. The photographs are very average. You may find annoying empty foreground on the wide shots. Despite all those mistakes I thought of sharing the photos with you guys as I just want to share the experience and not my expertise 🙂

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Travel blog on Tibet – Namtso Lake

Aapni Bangla bojhen ?” (Translates as- “Do you understand Bengali?” ) I heard someone calling from behind. My mother tongue is Bengali and I was talking to my wife while waiting for the tempo traveler which would take us to our next destination. I found a young white skinned lady was smiling at us and saying “Hi, I’m Lucy”.


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Travel blog on Tibet – Shigatse

We started early in the morning, with the same guide and team mates. It would be a long and tiring full day journey from Lhasa to Shigatse (read my previous blog on Lhasa here).

Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet and situated at 3900 mtrs which is slightly higher altitude than Lhasa at 3656 mtrs, the capital and largest city in Tibet. We would pass through the mighty Yarlung Tsangpo river, Yamdrok Lake, Karola glacier and Gyantse monastery on our journey to Shigatse.


Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, 7191mts. View from outskirts of Lhasa

We started sharp at 8:30 in the morning in our cozy tempo traveler.

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