April, one year ago: photos from China
The weather. The lake. We were walking forever to get there, but it was worth it
Biggest surprise. Third wave coffee shop in Dali/Yunnan
One year ago I travelled to China, visit one of my dearest friends who left for Beijing six months before. When I left, I had managed to get all my work things done, but I was quite on the edge: my skin worse than it has ever been before, me hiding, overworked, and not quite a perspective besides leaving. (Also, being in the middle of growing out my two-coloured, short hair.)
I arrived early in April with an unbelievable feeling of: OMG it’s real, I am in Beijing! And while I still hated how I looked – I still can’t look at the photos of me from that time without pain – I had the best time travelling, discovering, and spending time with two of the sweetest people around.
Now, one full year later, and with my birthday yesterday, memories were so present that i finally had to go back to the photos and share a few. Makes me want to travel again ♥
Lettering love: handwritten signs in Dali
Miss you two!
Local breakfast in Shangri-La. Super cozy place, and simple food for our recovering bodies
Trying tea. Love the little ceremony, familiar to me from my wing chun classes (yes, we do tea breaks)
The desert airport in Shangri-La. As close to tibet as you get without going to Tibet. Also: Chinese representative architecture at its best
Coffee in Kunming, which is marketed as greenest city. True, apart from the endless suburbs
My feet, my nail polish, my saltwater sandals
A confucian temple in Beijing
The chinese wall. We did an awesome hiking tour there