China for four weeks, Thailand for two weeks .. yes, it was really great! Too much to explain here. I haven't had the chance to pour through the thousands of photographs yet, but if you're on Instagram, you can see some of the pics from my phone there (@bharperstudio). There are a whole bunch there, like this one:
And this one:
And this one:
And there are LOTS more. Anyway, its hard to sum up the experience in one blog post. I probably should have worked to keep my blog going when we were there (my other blogs on Blogger were shut down in China, but I never checked to see if this one was shut down as well). As you know, Facebook and Twitter don't work there, but for some reason, Instagram worked, albeit slowly, but that's why I continued to post there.
One of the interesting aspects of the trip to China and Thailand (at least for me) was the sheer amount of energy surrounding you in daily life there. I'm certain its much different in the countryside, but for the most part, we were travelling in large cities – some of the largest cities in the world. The amount of visual (and actual) energy around you seemingly all the time is pretty astounding. Upon returning to the States, the world seemed to be moving so slowly – traffic, people, everything seemed to move at half speed compared to life in a big Chinese city.
So, I hope to post more images here of the trip. For now, I hope I've broken the blogging ice here as my posting regularity is not what I hoped for when I first set this blog up.
Anyway, stay tuned!