Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hello from Ningxia!

Hi everyone! Right now we are in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, exploring this area before we set off to explore certain stops along the Old Silk Road.

These are the Xia Tombs about an hour outside of Yinchuan City.

A cool scarecrow my husband insisted I post

The husband stumbled upon a traditional "miaohui" in one of the rural farming villages ... in the past they were used as markets where people came to trade goods, but now they are primarily used as social gatherings (according to our driver). This "fair" only occurs once each year so everyone was lucky to stumble upon it. At this fair they had different types of performances. This lady in the picture below was really happy and, in English, I think the word DIVA describes her! She demanded her photo be taken!

We are having a complete blast and are looking forward to our next destination!



  1. Great pics!


  2. haha, she is definitely a diva! :D

    <3, Mimi

  3. What great pictures and it looks like you are having an amazing time!

    Liesl :)