Travel tales and tips from Asia
Great pictures. Did you check out your own ancestral lineage?
No, incapable of that cos of the linguistic challenge.
Roger, you are right to say that big cities are almost the same everywhere. It is much more interesting to see ordinary folks, their villages and local street lives.
You're right Teoh. Sadly, it's my conviction the villages won't last long the way property development is escalating in Hainan.
Andy,IMHO, everyone should know their ancestral lineage. It'd be real interesting but I know a bit of mine which I'll reveal in due course.Just a wee bit.
Interesting village! Despite massive development, this Hainan Village still retains it's traditional way of living (from your pictures). Love the pictures of pau maker and back lane hawkers!Hopefully these Hainan village will be left alone from urban development. China has been plague with too many social unrest in rural and urban areas due to land rights disputes and large scale reclamation. Cheers!mylo
yeah i love to have breakfast at back lane or hawker stalls when i was backpacking to china last year =p and hainan looks pretty similar to the mainland.... though would have big gap....
@mylo. With the incredible development in Hainan, it's a matter of time before the land disputes you mentioned force the villagers from their land.@fufu. Agree with there about eating in backlanes. More fun, isn't it? I see you have travelled widely in China.
Roger, waiting for you to blog about Hainan chicken rice, mainland style :P
Haha, you hit the nail on the head. Aha, chicken rice. I certainly looked out for it ie the original version.