Village Life North of Beijing






More shots of small villages we passed through. The woman and child were selling small booties or slippers, handknitted with animal patterns on the top. Nola, an engineer from Canada that I’ve hiked with a few times, took this picture after buying booties from the woman. I hope she won’t mind me using the shot, since she used my camera!

With the two kids running in front of the man, look carefully and you’ll see the guy behind is wheeling a whole bunch of kindling and firewood up the slope, presumably to his house. Don’t think this is for romantic fires: as you saw from the chestnut hulls just before, this may be life and death for them when the weather gets colder.

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