GUEST POST: My year in China in 12 pictures

GUEST POST: My year in China in 12 pictures

There is so much to see and experience in China. Everyone’s journey is different. I am delighted to share today’s guest post with you. Narelle’s year in China in pictures. Enjoy.


My year in China in 12 pictures

January: An amazing way to start the year with the incredible Ice Festivals in China

1 jan

February: February is all about Chinese New Year and this picture was taken at the Ditan Temple Fair, Beijing.

2 feb cny

March: My first Great Wall of China picture of the year. This one was taken at Mutianyu on a lovely Sunday morning.

3 mar

April: Yangshuo was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life. The karst mountains there are stunning.

4 apr

May: My first camping trip in China was spent at the Ming Tomb reservoir.

5 may

June: A quick trip to Hong Kong with visiting family. The view from The Peak was amazing.

6 june

July: You can’t come to China and not travel to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors.

7 july

August: I spent my summer exploring the best of Beijing. This was taken at the Temple of Heaven.

8 aug

September: The Old Summer Palace is beautiful in September.

9 sept

October: Golden week was spent travelling to Jiuzhaigou to see the spectacular scenery and waters.

10 oct

November: This picture was taken on a cold day in late November at the Yungang Caves in Datong.

11 end nov

December: Finishing the year in Beijing, this snap was taken Chinese style (selfie stick) on a frozen over Houhai Lake.

12 dec

Narelle Evans

Narelle has been in China since August 2013 and works for LTL Mandarin School, China. ( When she is not working, she enjoys studying Chinese and travelling around China and neighboring Asian countries.


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Anna Z. is a freelance illustrator and portrait artist in her late 20s, with a passion for Martial Arts and Chinese culture, and is the creator of Lost Panda, a blog to China and Art. Together with her husband, a Chinese national, she writes about daily life in rural China, focusing on cultural and social differences and the joys (and sometimes difficulties) as an intercultural couple. Apart from China related topics, she publishes her artwork, photography, art material reviews and tutorials to help more people discover their creative side. She is fluent in German, English and Mandarin Chinese.

3 thoughts on “GUEST POST: My year in China in 12 pictures

  1. Beautiful! I have nearly the same October picture (well, 8 years ago)…even in a jacket that’s quite similar. Jiuzhaigou is so beautiful at that time of year. Can’t wait to go back.

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