The third entry in my exhibition of pictures from this semester. I've decided I'm going to keep posting only picture posts until I catch up to Liuku, where I haven't written yet. Then I'll be able to write doing both. After, once I get to Nujiang again, well, we'll see from there. But meanwhile, I present to you my trip to Xishuangbanna on the Laos/Myanmar border during our Yunnan Exploration Project. You'd think a person couldn't take a lot of pictures in six days, but you'd be wrong.
Front porch of the Dai-style bungalow I stayed in in Jinghong, framed by banana leaves
Misty countryside outside Jinghong
Monk robes drying at a lamasery in Jinghong
Temples in a park in Jinghong
The countryside Buddhist temple we ran across on Diana's and my bike ride near Ganlanba
Images of the Xishuangbanna countryside, featuring lots of greenery, flowers, and traditional Dai-style houses
Images from the Menghun market
Diana in front of the enormous, beautifully wrought Burmese Pagoda we hiked up a mountain to find
At the Dai wedding to which Lee, Diana, and I were invited
The famous Jingzhen octagonal pagoda, the end of Diana's and my wild good chase through the Banna countryside
The treehouse where I spent my night at Banna Wild Elephant Valley
Sunrise in the Xishuangbanna Jungle
The big tree swings that go out over jungle streams. So much fun to ride!
I didnt' see any wild elephants, but I did see... elephants kneeling!
A wild monkey hanging out, so to speak
One of the Valley's tame monkeys and a baby bear! Snuggling! So cute!
The baby monkey that stole my glasses