Our drive south from Xichang to Huili today took us up and over a range of mountains and down into a remote valley. There are no trains or planes that come here, so everything is brought in by truck.
The first half of the journey (by distance) was on an expressway and took an hour. The second half (by distance) was on a terrible road up and over the mountains, and it took 2 hours.
Here are a few photos taken along the way.
Esther made this journey on the back of truck in 1947. Later, in 1951, she made it on foot.
Hard to imagine what those trips would have been like … and I fuss in Beijing traffic. Perspecitve is a good thing.
Paul L. Johnson
Nice pictures, Joann. Where is this area located in China (I can’t find my China-RandMcKnally)?
Thanks, Paul. We are in southern Sichuan Province, straight south of Chengdu. The expressway that we were on at first runs between Chengdu and Kunming, which is in Yunnan Province. My first time to this part of the country.
Great photos, thanks! What time of year did EN traverse these “hills?”