Photo Essay - China with G Adventures
When I first started working at G Adventures - just over three years ago, I knew from the very beginning that my first trip with the company would be one through China. Even when the opportunity came up to potentially travel a few months before originally possible (but to a different destination), I still made the decision to wait a few more months until I could finally travel to China.
I've often been met with a puzzled look when revealing how I chose China for my first real foray into a place other than the western world. Many people that I've met have shared less than positive opinions about wanting to travel to China to see the country. Part of that is because their picture of China is one that has been created by the news, stereotypes, etc and part of it is because they just think that there are more interesting places to visit.
I on the other hand, was always fascinated by potentially travelling to China. I just had this feeling that the food, culture, history, sites, etc, would be absolutely amazing. And boy was I right. To this day, visiting China is by far one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. I saw things that I never thought I'd see, ate things that I still dream about to this day and I managed to experience everything from hiking the Great Wall to interacting with locals in the heart of China.
My time spent travelling through China also came at a point in my "travel life" where I had begun to take my photography a bit more seriously. I was still using an older point and shoot camera (hence the image quality), but I had begun to pay even more attention to finding the right shots, angles, lighting, etc...
Even when I explain to people why I think that China is such an amazing place to visit, I'm still met with a certain amount of skepticism. What better way to show off such a unique country than by showing off the country itself.