When we first arrive, the people are hesitant to interact. In some places, we are the first westerners they have ever seen in person. Once I break the ice, I offer our help with whatever is going on in the village. We have dug garlic bulbs, built fences, painted, taught English and farmed rice. We form a quick bond, if only for an hour or two.
A few years back, I purchased a portable printer that connects to my phone. Before we leave, I take a selfie on my phone and print it. The picture above on the lower left is one of the women in a village outside Xiahe admiring the picture of me and her.
Join me on a journey to China that you will never forget. Meet the people and learn about life on the other side of the world.