9 November 2009

The China Sex Museum at Danxiashan

2016-11-24T01:14:42+08:00November 9th, 2009|china, hiking|1 Comment

Further to last month's post about the Danxiashan national park in Guangdong, it's worth mentioning that many of the rock formations bear uncanny resemblances to human sexual organs. (I have no photos of those, but Wikipedia does). Ancient Confucians probably avoided the area for these reasons, and it's still very much off the beaten track, but modern China has few [...]

8 October 2009

Chinglish in the mountains

2019-07-12T02:09:02+08:00October 8th, 2009|china, hiking|1 Comment

Hiking recently in Shaoguan, in northern Guangdong, I was grateful for the handy suggestions offered by the local authorities, and I fell down the hillside paying the proper attention to health and safety. The Danxiashan region of the province is a weird landscape of forest punctuated by dramatic red sandstone formations and divided by meandering rivers. Some of the hilltops [...]