From April 1997 to February 2000 we lived in Beijing, China. In these three years we spent a considerable part of our holidays traveling this fascinating country… but as it was, for us at least, not yet the digital photography era, illustration of our Chinese adventures comes from scanned slides, with some compromise on quality (there is a need to re-scan several of the slides, perhaps in August this year).
Our travels have been captured in a sort of blog-style travelogues, written well before blogging was in vogue, but reproduced here as if it was the 21st century. There is an account of a seven week journey along the ancient Silk Road, another on a two weeks trip through Tibet, and a Dutch-language article on Sichuan and the Three Gorges. More to come, on Yunan, Guilin, Harbin – watch this space (or get yourself an RSS feed). Where I usually try to capture our experiences by individual location, in this case I think it is easier to just refer to the blog-style travelogues, entries of which usually refer to geographical place names.
We also have a number of paintings, mostly water-colours, that were inspired by our China years.