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Michael Woodhead
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Joseph Rock: about this site
This blog site is a compilation of my trek diaries and photos compiled from various visits to China and Tibet in the footsteps of Joseph Rock since 1992. Joseph Rock made seven major plant-hunting expeditions in the Southwest China/Tibet borderlands in the ...

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Shuola Pass 说拉垭口 Yunnan-Tibet border
From my October 2016 trip going from Meili Shi, Yunnan into Tibet (and back)

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On the Tibet-Yunnan border: the Sho-La
Took this in autumn 2016 with my Leica (35 Summicron). Just developed the photos. This is my guide, doing a bit of praying on the pass. As you can see, the weather wasn't great.

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Beautiful 1984 photos of Yunnan
The earliest of my photos on this blog are from 1990, and the China they portray now seems like a lost world - still quite 'communist' and undeveloped. There aren't many photos from China from the 1980s. The few tourists who did visit the country tended to ...

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Then and Now: Mekong 1928 and 2016
Today I was browsing  Joseph Rock's article "Through the Great River Trenches of Asia" when I cam across a photo of a view that looked familiar from my most recent trip down the Mekong. In the National Geographic he has captioned the picture as "The Mekong ...

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Joseph Rock: the Leonard Cohen connection
I was just doing some research into George Johnston, the Australian journalist/novelist who visited Minya Konka in 1945 and gave a very different account (much more cynical and prosaic) to that of Rock's from a decade earlier. As I described here . Anyway, ...
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