Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum
During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Traveling in China Since 1985, #75
CHINA #75: Our cable tram car rumbled slowly into a small valley and settled onto an offloading platform. Our guide said that we would walk up from here to where our hotel was located and the luggage would be brought to our rooms later by bearers. The stairs we followed took us through the housing of some of those who worked on the mountain. This was like a small mountain village and those who lived here did not often descend. Their jobs were related to tourism at the summit, and food and supplies were brought up to them by the tram. About 20-minutes into the walk up the stairs, our guide asked if we were tired. We said no but he assured us we would be as there would be nowhere we would go in the next few days that did not involve a substantial amount of climbing and descending.
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