China - Culture

It was 4am and the previous nights rain had subsided but the heat and humidity certainly hadn’t. In that single moment, on my creaking bamboo raft and the most amazing karst peaks slowly appearing with the first dawn light, I had never felt further from home.

It’s obvious to say that China is on a scale of its own, from the sheer extent of its population, to the size and commercial scope of its cities and economy to the division of wealth between its people – I really cannot think of anywhere else that matches the eminence of this country.

Travelling through China was an amazing experience and one I certainly learnt a lot from. It is an ancient civilisation and rich in so much culture that it was easy to find myself lost and captivated by what the country has to offer. What’s more is that the future for China is looking bright. It has overcome so much to be where it is today and it’s impossible to not feel the excitement and buzz in the air of a country that is taking progression in giant strides.

In this moment however, I was completely and utterly lost and wanted to enjoy every moment of it.


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