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Life in Wenshan, Yunnan

Date: 11/27/2011 9:33:00 AM by bruceandtrish2 Tags: wenshan Yunnan


People want to take photos of the kids all the time, and stroke their hair. They spend ages posing with us and taking photos. Serena loves it. Griffin mostly gets embarrassed and runs away. People always stop Mum and Dad in the street and say the kids are beautiful.


We had one day at a Chinese school in our apartment building. It is

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Settling into life in Wenshan

Date: 11/27/2011 9:30:00 AM by bruceandtrish2 Tags: China Yunnan Wenshan

We’ve done lots of market shopping now and are getting used to all the filth and weird smells. We’ve walked through the sections where they keep all the live chickens, ducks and rabbits in cages and fish in big sinks. We’ve even seen dog being cut up but we don’t want to eat it!


We were in a spice shop in the market and I blew chilli powde

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Our first weeks in Wenshan

Date: 11/27/2011 9:27:00 AM by bruceandtrish2 Tags: China Yunnan Wenshan

Since moving to Wenshan in Yunnan province, we have met really good people who have been super welcoming and helped us settle in. Some are locals and others are from the US.

In the first few days in Wenshan I had to organise mobile phones, internet access, bank accounts and learn how to arrange all the things we need. It

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Our China adventure - Arriving in China

Date: 11/27/2011 9:22:00 AM by bruceandtrish2 Tags: China Yunnan Wenshan

Our family in Kunming

We flew out of Perth bound for China in June. So much to organise and yay, we’re away!


We flew from Perth to Bangkok and from Bangkok to Kunming and stayed with our friends

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Missing the Days in Shuhe Village

Date: 5/26/2009 2:41:00 AM by shyoto Tags: Lijiang Yunnan

Shuhe Village

It was at one morning that I suddenly arrived at Shuhe Village with a heavy travelling backpack on my back. Passing through some alleys in the village, I felt the local people were looking at me differently, giving me a strong feeling of being an unexpected stranger. And I suddenly felt guilty for disturbing their quiet and peaceful life.

Stepping on a stone bridge, the sky seem

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