Life in China is like nowhere else on Earth. There is such a unique blend of old and new here. Ancient history and culture meshing with the push towards modernization. In one second you can be surrounded by towering skyscrapers, but take a turn down an alley and it can feel as if you are stepping hundreds of years into the past. We have lived here for almost two years and have barely scratched the surface!
I sometimes suffer from over-analysis when it comes to travel. I tend to plan every minute detail because I want everything to be perfect. This strategy doesn’t leave much room for spontaneity, which is often the best part of traveling. To buck this trend, we set off in search of rice terraces with little more than some bottles of wine. The ensuing weekend was amazing.