I’ve recently joined the world of Instagram. I have friends that have been fans of this app for a long long time, but I’ve never had a smartphone/tablet that made using it so easy. And let’s face it: I’m a bit lazy. Apart from Facebook, I’m incredibly bad at keeping up to date with my social media accounts. My blog posts are sporadic. My Twitter has pretty much been unused since it’s creation. My Pinterest hasn’t seen any attention in months. And yes, I’ll be honest, I don’t really post a whole lot of pictures on Instagram either. I tend to forget my passwords the minute I join new media platforms. But I have a feeling I’ll be better with the photo-posting than tweeting!
If you do want to follow my posts on Instagram despite their irregularity, you can find me at @rshanghai. Below some of my favorite snaps since my return to China in February.
To the left: a little buddha statue with the best view of the woods. Spotted in Damenlong, Xishuangbanna (Yunnan province).
To the right: stunning sunrise in Duoyishu, Yuanyang (Yunnan province). View from the roof of our hostel. Can’t imagine a better way to start the day than this view every morning.
To the left: absolutely delicious lemon fish. Devoured by my flatmate and I at a very popular restaurant called ‘Thai Food’ in Jinhong, Xishuangbanna (Yunnan province).
To the right: dragon roll sushi at our favorite (albeit very tiny) sushi joint, located right next to Fudan.
To the left: beautifully dressed women in the traditional clothes of the Yi and Hani people at a local morning market in Xinjie, Yuanyang.
To the right: James Bond style window-cleaners outside our classroom on the 4th floor of a 24+ floor building. Scary watching them dangle on their little planks, with just a rope to rely on.
Don’t you think China is beautiful?