Word War II Museum [Tengchong, China]

Tengchong was the unfortunate site of much of the fighting that occurred in China when Japan invaded in 1937. This beautifully designed museum (officially titled The Anti-Japan War Museum) chronicles the sad history with solemnity and respect. Inside Admission to the museum is free. Our generous Chinese hosts paid for the English translation of theContinue reading “Word War II Museum [Tengchong, China]”

“Clouds” Boutique, in Heshun Ancient Village 和顺镇 [Tengchong, China]

In Heshun Ancient Village  we saw a shop—two sister shops, in fact—with white cotton clothes dyed with bits of blue. T-shirts, of course, but also blouses, scarves, hats, bags, and flowy dresses… the kind that float around you on a breezy day. Nothing in the boutique was pressed and prim, but everything was tidy andContinue reading ““Clouds” Boutique, in Heshun Ancient Village 和顺镇 [Tengchong, China]”

Heshun Ancient Village 和顺镇 [Tengchong, China]

Situated in western China, abounding in picturesque scenery and activities for tourists, Tengchong is poised to become a vacation hot-spot. While the city is growing rapidly, commercialization and modernization are serving to ease accessibility without diminishing old-world charm. Traveling with two Chinese families, my husband, son and I visited several tourist destinations in and aroundContinue reading “Heshun Ancient Village 和顺镇 [Tengchong, China]”