Saturday, June 6, 2009

Photo special: Yunnan's countryside and minority villages





























All these photos are from a trip I made to Yunnan in May 2006. The villages I visited were quite poor but the people living there are still some the most friendly and generous people I've ever encountered. All in all, I'd say it was an amazing experience and I am grateful I got a chance to visit these remote places. Can't wait to make it back to Yunnan later this year.
More photo specials from Yunnan:
Lost in a forest in Yunnan


(Ps. Today's Sweden's National Day, so Happy Sweden Day everybody! I'll celebrate from Hainan with an extra large, blue cocktail that I'll sip on while wearing my yellow bikini).






10 comments:

flyingfish said...

Happy Sweden Day to you as well! It's hard to picture a place as Un-Sweden as Hainan Dao, but I guess that's part of the fun!

Thanks for sharing the great pictures and enjoy the remainder of your vacation.

Carl said...

Wonderful photos, Jonna. Thank you for sharing!
Carl

Brad F. said...

A lot of these photos remind me of the Philippines, especially the one of the little shop. In the Philippines there are little shops like that in the neighborhood. They're called "sari-sari stores".

Bing said...

Happy national Day!

Sincerely Alej said...

yea in a lot of places you find poverty but not misery, these people seem content, great post!

养蜂猴 said...

Hey, Jonna, have you been to west Yunnan, Baoshan(保山) area,Nu River(怒江) area, expedition in the countryside. I'm planning to go to the west part later this year or next for one or a half year.
I'm planning to keep bees in Yunnan, i'm searching the place, especially the west part, where grows rich flowers to keep bees. Have you ever noticed these natural creations? Thanks.
I went to Dali and Lijiang last summer, and cycled in Dali area for one week, obviously Yuyan is so beautiful, as a famous Chinese blogger said: you will be a good photographer in Yunnan even you r not good at it.

Ps, you mustnot lose all your Chinese readers, as blogger blocked, reader in China can climb the GFW by proxy with troubleness or subsribe your blog with googlereader.
Thanks for all of your stories.
I'm in Ningbo

Shanghai MiFeng said...

Well Jonna , since nobody commented yet , I should thank you for the great photo's that are alway's special to see . I agree with the kindness most Poor People greet you and are willing to share the little they have anyway .

Also , you mentioning the Yellow Bikini .... Photo's .. Photo's !

Kris Truyens said...

Hy,
verry interested in your blog about the She.
I want to see them. Do you have info to go to Taishun, Jinyun, Jingning, Lishui.
Looking at the map, I thingk it is not easy to reach them.
Is that so?
Thanks
Kris Truyens

Kris Truyens said...

Hy,
verry interested in your blog about the She.
I want to see them. Do you have info to go to Taishun, Jinyun, Jingning, Lishui.
Looking at the map, I thingk it is not easy to reach them.
Is that so?
Thanks
Kris Truyens

Jonna Wibelius said...

养蜂猴 -I am going back to Yunnan in September this year to explore some more. Last time I was there I only went to the town Yuxi, and from there we drove to the mountains and the minority villages... (Daxi and some others). This was my first trip to China so I was quite lost and overwhelmed by everything, so it wouldn't be fair to 'recommend' some spot up there...since I don't know it so well. And, those villages are very poor.

U r right about anyone being a good photographer in yunnan though.. the landscape does the job for you. All you have to do is click. :)