Thursday, February 9, 2017

World at Work 8 - Street Vendors and Delivery Men - Xian - China




Photos taken from my archives that due to the dramatic changes in my life when David became ill I have never shared here before. Travel Tales has always been an online scrapbook of my life adventures for myself as well as all the lovely people that follow me, so I hope you will not mind me going back in time for my latest World at Work post.

All these photos were taken during a trip to Xian ( the home of the Terracotta Army) in China and will give an idea of the hustle and bustle of this city.














More information about Xian can be found by following these links.  The first two are my own previous posts on this blog about my visit.     Xian Trip   and Faces on Friday - Xian

   Wikipedia - Xian       Xian - Travel China       China Highlights - Xian      Xian - Lonely Planet

   Trip Advisor - Top Ten Things to do in Xian

 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Faces On Friday - Hong Kong - Kowloon - Jade Market - Saleswoman

Jade Market - Kowloon - Hong Kong

The Jade Market in Hong Kong is always worth a visit. There are so many traders there that it can be very difficult to decide where, if you are going to purchase some jade, you should do so. My advice is avoid the pushy salespeople that do nothing except pester you and choose someone to buy from that you feel comfortable dealing with. I purchased from this lovely lady who was very friendly and helpful but not in a pushy way.

Jade has a very special meaning to the Chinese, it is considered a sacred stone that symbolizes purity and morality and stands for beauty and grace.

More Information about the Jade Market can be found by visiting the following links.

Jade Market - Hong Kong Traveller           Best of All Its In Hong Kong - Jade Market

Friday, January 27, 2017

Faces On Friday - Hong Kong - Schoolgirls


In China again for Faces on Friday but in Hong Kong, where the children wear very formal uniforms. These young girls were very happy to model for me!