FRIENDS IN CHINA


After 25 years of travel throughout China one develops many friends. Here is the Shi family that I have known for 20 years. Unfortunately Dad died last year but I want to show him as a memory to his life. He could neither hear or speak but he always showed great heart and hospitality. Mrs. Shi runs this small shop 7 days a week and 14 hours each day. Grandma helps out now that she has moved into the home which is in back of the shop which is open to the street. Mao Ting Shi or Sherry as we have named her, I have known since she was only 3 years old. I and my wife when she is with me go back to see them almost every year. The village which is called in English, Yellow Dragon Creek Village, is located not far from Chengdu in Sichuan province. It is a UNESCO village and is kept exactly the way it was built over 200 years ago. A great place to visit with many restaurants and tea houses on a river. Sherry emails or writes us during the year so we know what is happening in their lives. Having friends in China and keeping up the connections is really rewarding and interesting. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to visit China yourselves and experience the real China and the hearts of the people. As a China Travel Agent and Tour Operator for the past 25 years we are very experienced in doing private and customized tours to China. Check our web site at www.interlakechinatours.com