Thursday, July 06, 2006

More Images from China

Tourist Attractions on Emei Shan (Mt. Emei). When first approached by other tourists waving a camera, we thought they wanted us to take a photo of them. Turns out, they wanted to take photos with us. This is one of many we posed in throughout China. We considered the idea that we could stay in one spot and start charging the Chinese tourists to take photos with us.

On part of Emei Shan is a "laughing monkey zone." In the hostel where we stayed were numerous warnings written on the walls by other travelers of what these monkeys will do to you to get food. When we visited "the zone", official monkey regulators kept them in line. Though they got a bit frisky at times (one reached into my pocket), they didn't scare us.

Ah...yes, revolutionary icons. The image of Mao can be found on many a product throughout China from bags and hats, to tee shirts and clocks. I refused to purchase any of them, but couldn't help taking a photo of Mao and Che together in Lijiang.


MLE said...

What, no smiling waving Mao watch that stops working in 5 minutes or 5 days? It's the perfect souvenier! :)

7:54 AM  

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