– fromAfricatoChina This photo series is the final post of our four-part Tibet Series covering costs and tips for travel, politics, spirituality and images of Tibet. Words can not even begin to describe how much fun we had doing this. An enormous … Continue reading Tibet Photoshoot
-Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni Tibet leaves a lasting impression on its visitors. I’m almost sure this has to do with its captivating atmosphere. An atmosphere that can only accurately be described as spiritual. The atmosphere in Tibet wields you in, demands that you be … Continue reading Spirituality in Tibet
– fromAfricatoChina From Beijing to Xining to Lhasa and other Parts of Tibet. A compilation of places, spaces, people and their faces. Photos by the fromAfricatoChina team, Emily Tsui and Cibele Reschke. Enjoy! Continue reading Images of Tibet: A Compilation
– Thuthukile Mbanjwa & Nothando Khumalo The Road to Tibet The road to Tibet is a steep one… One may consider taking the Qinghai-Tibet railway train or a flight. However, according to Youwangdu (2012) taking the 40 hour … Continue reading Traveling to Tibet: how we did it!
– Nothando Khumalo TERRACOTTA ARMY By Dawei Huang The historical site of the Terracotta Army is one of the greatest cultural treasures of Xi’an, and more importantly, of Chinese history. The Terracotta Warriors’ army was unearthed in 1974, Xi’an, when a farmer named Yang Zhifa dug into his farmland to create wells. These pieces of clay statues, buried deep in the ground, revealed one of the greatest archeological discoveries ever to be found. Terracotta Army (source: Naoya Matsumoto) This astounding archeological discovery included “clay statues reaching up to 2.0 meters tall, weighing in at roughly 270kg each, and in the form … Continue reading Xi’an Visit Pt. 3: Terracotta Army and City Wall
-Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni
There are two ways for a man to travel a city. With the locals, or as a tourist. The latter route usually follows a travel guide with a list of top 10 things to do in Guangzhou.
October 2015, alongside the South African delegation group that was visiting China, we tried the tourist route. To unpack the history of the province we started off at the Guandong Museum, second on our list was the pen-shaped canton tower, also renowned for being the third highest tower in the world. We then admired captivating views of the city skyline, traversing on the Pearl River night cruise (I highly recommend this cruise).
When we first arrived our bus drove through Yuexiu district.
My eyes thundered open as I observed the “chocolateness” of this area and city.
– Nothando Khumalo The Great Xi’an Mosque is a 1300 years old ancient tourist attraction set up in 742 AD during the Tang Dynasty. Located near the Drum Tower of Xi’an, the mosque was restored and widened in the Song, … Continue reading Xi’an Visit Pt. 2: The Great Mosque of Xi’an
–Nothando Khumalo In November 2015, our Yenching academy class ventured for a field trip to the beautiful and historic Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in China. After learning so much about Chinese history in lectures we finally got a chance to see a significant part of this, rich, well-preserved history. I have written and collected a few reflections from my class members on the sites we visited. This theme will have a series of reflections, keep on the lookout. MUSLIM QUARTER By Jackson Tse Due to its designation as a former Chinese capital, and … Continue reading Xi’an Visit Pt.1: Muslim Quarter and Hanyaling Museum