SERIES: Pengyous of Beijing– Snapshots of Tianjin and Guangxi

Tianjin, China

I extended enough money to pay for two orders of 煎饼 (jian bing). but she pushed it away. 

“No, share this one. The snacks here are delicious. You’re going to need to save room in your stomachs for fried rice cakes and 包子 (baozi)! Here, I’ll cut this one in half for the two of you to share.”


Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China

“My brother and I have been talking about going to Guilin since we were in elementary school. We’ve always been amazed by the photographs and postcards, but seeing it in person was truly something else. It’s always great to be reminded of just how diverse, expansive, and beautiful China is; I think that, more than anything else, is what keeps us so interested in this country, and what keeps drawing us back.”


Xingping, Guangxi Province, China

It began to storm as we got off the river raft from 兴平 to 大河背. An elderly woman and her son saw us walking in the rain and invited us into their hotel (bottom right).

“Come hide from the rain in here! I will get chairs. Do you all need some warm cups of water? Do you have umbrellas? Make sure you are very careful when you are walking around, the ground is slippery in the rain!”