Travel Digest #505

in traveldigest •  4 months ago 


Hi everyone @LivingUKTaiwan here with the latest edition of the #traveldigest. Today our featured posts takes us to see a peasant's life in China, go on a Mars expedition in America and visit an ancient church in Russia.

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#1 Shaoguan - A Peasant's Life / Landleben by @bossel

I probably mentioned it before, farming around Shaoguan, just like in most of Canton, is surprisingly small scale. Many farmers don't own a lot of land & manual labour still prevails. In some cases it obviously doesn't even matter whether livestock runs around freely, because everyone knows who owns what. That's how I met the above piglet & the chickens below. That's obviously not the rule, though. Cantonese farmers also have stables & pigsties.
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#2 Utah Rocks! - Episode 1: Goblins and Jasper Geodes by @carlgnash

Goblin Valley is in the middle of the San Rafael Swell, a large area where older rocks from the Jurassic period were uplifted ~40-60 million years ago during the Pliocine. This uplifted area, or swell, raised the Entrada Sandstone up high enough to be revealed by erosion over the last 10 million years. If the uplift event that caused the San Rafael Swell had not occurred, we would not have this magical valley of goblins today.
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#3 The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River by @amikphoto

Among the field is a small slim church. It is composed divinely. The proportions of this structure are perfect. Sometimes it is called as Russian Parthenon. The church was built at the beginning of the twelfth century. Even before the arrival of the Mongol tribes in Russia. The church has survived to this day thanks to a miracle. It was a construction away from the main points of concentration of the then life. It was white-stone and could not burn.
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Thanks for featuring my article!

I wonder how much these villages have changed over the years, and whether they are still there.

  ·  4 months ago (edited)

Sadly, last time I was in Shaoguan, I didn't have time to check. Next time I'll go there will probably be just for leisure, so I might be able to see what's going on.
From what I've seen a few years ago, it very much depends on the expansion of the city & the road network. If they are close to a road they may have changed drastically, but in the hinterland, not much will change, except maybe they have better buildings (new, several floors, tiles on the outside).

BTW, since I have your attention, one question: Is it possible to re-use a location code? I wrote another post about the same area. But because I didn't want to spam the steemitworldmap I didn't generate a code.

Thank you for the honor dear SWM team!!!

That was a rather funny trip, stumbling onto a vilage like that

These are one of the best travel moments!!!

Thank you very much for the Honorable Mention 🙂❤️

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Thank you for the nice walk around town

Thanks for the heads up! Really appreciate your support :)

Great video!

Cheers! :)

Thanks for the feature :) resteemed

It's so surreal there.... I guess there will be following episode?