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China’s Naxi and Mosuo Societies: Where the Women are in Charge - Pink Pangea

China’s Naxi and Mosuo Societies: Where the Women are in Charge – Pink Pangea

China’s Naxi and Mosuo Societies: Where the Women are in Charge

Posted by Rita Nielsen on October 17, 2014 in china, culture, Foreign Correspondent | 18 Views | Leave a response

pink pangea foreign correspondentBoth Naxi and Mosuo use their matriarchal status to attract tourists and business to their villages. Some 38% of Yunnans’ province’s population are members of minorities. Some groups, such…

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Mind The Gap

MTR HK Serving six years in communist China may alter a person’s perspective on the world. A month removed, now an insider, riding and “surfing” free on the Hong Kong Island line “mind the gap!” has a new and abstract meaning. With hints and notes of capitalism and corruption spilling over from China’s mainland my seat appears to be alongside their secret obsession, power and money. Soon my trip on…

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Found curator Janna Dotschkal shares some of her favorite images on the National Geographic Proof blog.Photographs by Frank Hege, NASA, Hans Hildenbrand and James P. Blair, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Found curator Janna Dotschkal shares some of her favorite images on the National Geographic Proof blog.Photographs by Frank Hege, NASA, Hans Hildenbrand and James P. Blair, National Geographic Creative

Macau

Five days after relocating to Hong Kong we were off to Macau to activate our Hong Kong visa. This was the first step to obtain our Hong Kong identification cards (similar to a passport for HK residents). One cannot do business or communicate like a Hong-kee (local language) without these cards.

Macau Turbo Jet

Getting to Macau was pretty easy from where we are now living, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. For us to…

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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

August is typically the rainy season in Yunnan Province.  When forewarned of a fog and rain that could hamper the view across the gorge to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and down to the Yangtze River I considered leaving my camera behind. A bit overdressed and over heated, we happily settled for sunny skies. Warmer temperatures and a couple of horses to carry our bags insured our climb a bit more…

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One Last Look at Qingdao

One Last Look at Qingdao

One last Look 34One typhoon, two cities, three days, two hundred twenty four boxes (plus or minus a few suitcases) later…. YouYou is relieved to say we are all looking out over Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island. It was hard to say good bye to our Qingdao friends and our beautiful apartment. We kicked the week off with a Moon Festival celebration in Huangdao and finalized are goodbyes with a good old…

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Tiger’s Leaping Gorge ~ Hu Tiao Xia

Tiger’s Leaping Gorge ~ Hu Tiao Xia

“Once, long ago, a tiger was said to have leapt across a gorge, and the Chinese, who have a strong disposition toward poetic place-names, commemorated the event by calling it Tiger Leaping Gorge.”

Dear Mr. Troost,

Your book was refreshing and a long awaited bounty for my guilt. I too, have been… “Lost on Planet China”. And, there isn’t a day that does not go by where I am not asking for…

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The Beauty of Duck Fat #duckconfit #frenchcooking

The Beauty of Duck Fat #duckconfit #frenchcooking