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Yellow Mountains- Huangshan - Anhui Region, China

Poetry of the Yellow Mountain

Yellow Mountains- Huangshan - Anhui Region, China

Thirty six strange peaks,
Immortals with black top knots.
Morning sun strikes the tree tops,
Here in this sky mountain world.
Chinese people, raise your faces!
For a thousand years cranes come and go.
Far off I spy a firewood gatherer,
Plucking sticks from stone crevices.

-Li Bai “Dawn Vista On Huangshan”

There are some places in the world that just seem to inspire gushing wellsprings of poetry. Metaphors woven together to create tapestries that reveal glimpses of those inner workings that lie just below the surface. Meaning layered upon meaning until everything is saturated and more than the sum of its parts. Huangshan in China’s Anhui region is one of those places. Continue reading

Mt Palgong: Hiking into History

The rugged beauty of Korea

The rugged beauty of Korea

Going off an address that we had gleaned from the simultaneously vague and informative Palgong Provincial Park website, we set off in what we hoped was the general direction of some good hiking. The back roads from Waegwan wound themselves through villages with crooked brick bus stops and past fields of Continue reading