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Netherlands bound

Netherlands bound

Pictured within this gallery: Wang Li (class leader), Chen Boran, Li Lingshan, Liu Junhong, Miao Qi, Wang QianJue, Rao DingMing, Wang Jingue, Li Wei, Yang Xi, Zhao Xinrui, Duan Yaling, Zhao Yuan, Zhang Kai, Prof. Zhu Haishan (YAU), Nick Noble (YAU), Fred Bomans (VHL), Pierre van Rijin (VHL). Not present but not forgotten: Peter Vermerris […]


2009 YAU BA class

2009 YAU BA class

Students who choose to remain at YAU to study can be a more relaxed bunch than their colleagues who select to go on to study at VHL, Wageningen. Without the stresses of international language tests and regular research assignment deadlines, we can agree our own agenda and study in a more relaxed atmosphere than their […]


Names and borders

Names and borders

It is not common for wives to take the name of their husband in China.  However, the father’s surname is adopted by the children.  In this case, Wang (father’s surname) has been taken by Li. Yang Kehui, Wang Li, Wang GuanKun at the Myanmar border crossing in west YunNan. If you can’t be bothered with […]


Now that’s character!

Now that's character!

Now that’s character: Xiao Wang at Yunnan Agricultural University.


Beijing, Chongwenmen Ma Mian

Beijing, Chongwenmen Ma Mian

Duan Tai (Ma Mian) buttress recreated from original stone once part of Beijing city walls situated at Chongwenmen. Beijing October 2009


Anghor: cool on the inside

Anghor: cool on the inside

I’d been ‘templed out’ by the time I left Uttar Pradesh ten years ago. The architecture of Laos managed to raise the pulse marginally, and the sheer number of shrines at Bagan in Myanmar made some impression on me – after a beer.  Surprising then that Anghor Wat managed to leave me awe struck, perhaps […]


Myanmar: Hill station at Pyin U Lwin

Myanmar: Hill station at Pyin U Lwin

Three days hiking around the hill station area of Pyin U Lwin gave some respite from the heat down below.


On the streets of Guiyang

On the streets of Guiyang

Sunrise over Lugu Hu

Sunrise over Lugu Hu

Sunrise over Lugu Hu.


Tributary river to lake Xanas

Tributary river to lake Xanas

In the grounds of the Blue Mosque: Kashgar

In the grounds of the Blue Mosque: Kashgar

In the grounds of the Blue Mosque on the outskirts of Kashgar.  I was about to take a picture of the burial ground, she was more interested in saying hello to me. Charming.  


North from Humu, and ever closer to lake Xanas.

North from Humu, and ever closer to lake Xanas.

                                            North from Humu and ever closer to lake Xanas situated in the far north of Xinjiang and south of the border with Russia.  


Butterfly and Bee

Butterfly and Bee

Taken on the mountains above Longchuan temple, Heilongtan, Kunming


Waiting at a Kashgar surgery.

Waiting at a Kashgar surgery.

                                            Waiting at a Kashgar surgery.


Reflections on Lugu Hu

Reflections on Lugu Hu

Paddling along the Yi river.

Paddling along the Yi river.

Paddling home along the Yi river at Yangshuo surrounded by the karst scenery of Guilin.