Oh good, Alien 2pac made it

Hmmm. These guys are strange. But it was nice of alien #2pac to stop by. Wonder if he is a popular rapper on three-eyed planet. . . . or is alien 2pac actually a boy-band crooner instead . . . . The questions this little guy raises.

Gongyi Grotto

#Gongyi #Grottos – one if 4 Famous grottos in #China.  These are places where loyal #monks have carefully carved out thousand and millions of #buddhas and religious #statues into the walls of nearby #caves over CENTURIES!  Unfortunately, many of the ones in Henan were destroyed during the #CulturalRevolution or were defaced by the Western militaries During the wars with #China.  Still an amazing, awe-inspiring sight! Well worth the trip! Thanks to the Henan Provincial Tourism Bureau for sponsoring our trip today – it was lovely!

Want a Slice?


Festival Carver


Stone Faced Buddha


Longmen Grottoes ~ Built from 400 AD to 15th century, there are thousands and thousands of sculptures of Buddha and his disciples carved into the mountain face. 

Mmmmm. Look at those Mushrooms!


Hand-Picked from the forest for dinner 🙂

Wushu Festival


Calm after hard work at the Wushu festival, the Shaolin Temple’s annual event where the students show off what they have learned.