Daniel B. Dias


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The city center of Xi'an has two "towers" inside its ancient city wall, the bell tower which is located at the center of the city and all roads coming from the 4 gates of the city wall lead to it; and the drum tower, which is a 5 minutes walk east(if i remember correctly) from the bell tower. These are photos of the drum tower.



so I started using instagram because that's the cool hipster thing to do. Yea I know i'm 2 years late, but I'm in China so there's lag.


Let's see if this still works

I think I'm all done with the pictures of Beijing. I've been living in Nanning for the past year and a half and I'm really behind on my photos. Pictures to come of:
Longsheng rice terraces
HK/ Macau

Let's start with some pictures of street food in Nanning. Much like the street food in Beijing, theres are a great variety of things to eat. The most shocking was the crocodile (maybe alligator?) which has a consistency similar to fish. Not bad though. You can also see some stinky tofu, pigeons and what I think are some sea snails. The snails are pretty weird to eat, you put on some plastic gloves and get a toothpick to pull out the snail from its shell. You can then eat the meat but be careful not to eat too much of it, as there is a division which can be noticed, and I was told it is the beginning of its digestive tracks... You get extra points for sucking the juice from it, but I'm too worried about biting the wrong thing. Anyways, I'll add more photos later, I've been liking to edit them on my iphone recently.


The Summer Palace 颐和园

Some pictures of the summer palace in Beijing. This place was huuuuge, it would be fun to rent a bicycle to get around. Anyways, this is where emperors would chill and hang out

Temple of Heaven 天坛

Some pictures from the park of the Temple of Heaven. Unfortunately we got there a little late so the shot from the other side of the wall is the only one I got of the actual temple of heaven. The rest is just pictures from the park.


Great Wall 长城 1

Great Wall 长城 2


Olympic Green 北京奧林匹克公園 (OK I'm back!)

Olympic Green is the Olympic park where the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place. Ai Wei Wei worked on the design, and he's one of my favoritessss <3