From my first post on Travel Gumbo, November 10, 2013:
“From time to time a single photograph of a striking place or building will be the irresistible impetus for a trip to see the thing in person. In surrendering to these urges I've found I really cannot go wrong. My instincts seem to know when a thing is remarkable enough that any amount of bother will be worth the effort. I found this to be true again when a picture of a tulou (pronounced too'-low) in Fujian Province in Southern China sent me, literally, packing.”
So began my first story for Travel Gumbo, describing the wonderful structures that cover the hillsides, thousands of them, in Fujian Province, China. At the time I wrote it I didn’t have access to my own photos of the trip and illustrated the words with pictures available online. While they were good ones, they weren’t my own. So, if you’re inclined, read my story here about the tulou, and enjoy these photos which illustrate some of the most interesting days of my life, including a few (of many) of me taken by the charming people on my all-Chinese-but-one tour. It proved to me once again that a language in common is incidental.
Click here for the full story, The Tulou of Fujian Province.
Read the prequel, 'Gulanyu Island', here.
To read more of PortMoresby’s contributions, click here.