The above video is one I took last year from my hotel room in Xiahe. This could be any neighborhood park or square in China. Every morning, in virtually every park, there is a plethora of activity: dancing, Tai'chi, badminton, ping pong, walking, running and jianzi (Chinese hackey sack). Sometimes the activities are done as a group. In that case, there is a leader who brings the music or calls out the movements. The uniformity of the movement is mesmerizing and fascinating. It feels as if one must know the full order of the movements, but the participants are eager for new recruits and happy to introduce us to their activity.
Join me on my next trip and do some line dancing with me!
I have traveled all over the world, including adventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, England, Denmark, Russia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Canada and Mexico. My greatest love is introducing Americans to the sites, traditions and people of China. My hope is to give travelers a new lens through which to see the world.