Xishuangbanna (Southern Yunnan): Summer 2010
In 2010 I visited souther Yunnan Province in China.
Not long after leaving the airport with my guide and driver, I saw this couple riding down the road. I have fond memories of seeing couples riding together in Beijing. Imprinted in my mind is one particular instance where the girlfriend was riding sidesaddle and arms wrapped around the torso of her boyfriend/chauffeur. As she gently hugged him I felt that I caught a glimpse of the beauty and gentle sensuality of the Chinese people.
At that time I hadn't had a camera. It was a perfect moment--cinematic. But from the car in Xishuangbanna, I was remind of that time, of that indelible moment from Beijing.