Signs of the Chinese New Year

7 02 2017

Mostly somewhat lavish decorations but happy all around.  All except the last two are from Guangzhou, China.

My hotel with the new year lanterns

My hotel with the new year lanterns

Outside the hotel. The favorite fruit of the new year.

Outside the hotel. The favorite fruit of the new year.

Special new year food I presume just like we have in Japan

Special new year food I presume just like we have in Japan

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Even at a Catholic church

Even at a Catholic church

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Below are from villages near Kaiping.

Remains of fire crackers

Remains of fire crackers

Very similar to what we would do in Japan to put on your door (or entrance to the house) or come to think of it it's similar to a Christmas wreath.

Similar in style (but not appearance or what is used) to what we would do in Japan to put on your door (or entrance to the house) or come to think of it it’s kind of similar to a Christmas wreath.

And we do have a new year decoration that’s mochi (rice cake) + orange which I never thought had anything similar to Chinese new year decorations but that’s just ignorant me.





Packed-with-Tourists Busy Guangzhou, China, Chinese New Year Holidays

3 02 2017

My joy for empty and quiet Guangzhou, China was somewhat shattered when I tried to visit temples and other touristic locations in the city during my recent stay there during the Chinese New Year season.  Well, obviously and who am I to complain when I was a tourist myself.  They were all almost exclusively Chinese though on this occasion.

All lined up neatly and obediently…

And I thought it was going to be empty at this temple but then saw the line…

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The line for getting food! - something similar to an obento box.

The line for getting food – something similar to an obento box.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral

At the main bus terminal

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On the lovely Shamian Island where I was staying.





Random Yangon

23 12 2016

Final Yangon, Myanmar post with random pix.  Would love to go back…

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The Roundabout Temple in Yangon

22 11 2016

In size, it is not all that impressive but the location of this important temple is very interesting, in the middle of a busy roundabout.  I did not go into the temple itself but here are different shots of Sule Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar from the outside.

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Shops around the stupa.

 





Random Luang Prabang

19 04 2016

This is the final post for my visit to Luang Prabang, Laos between February 27 and March 2, 2016.

Just random random shots…








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