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Kunming, China: The Olive Farm

Take time off and breathe in the fresh air at the countryside!

I was given the chance to visit a local olive farm in Kunming, China back last year in December. It was wintertime and my first time experiencing such immense cold weather! (From where I come from, it’s sunny or rainy all year around)

The olive farm is a two-hour drive from the city, hidden deep within the countryside where farmers depend on the harvest for their livelihood. It was an eye-opening experience living outside of the city in a place where water and electricity were scarce.

The house in which I stayed was at one of the high peaks of a hill where the view was breath taking! The air was fresh, the wind was cool and the feeling of being surrounded by nature gave me a calming effect, forgetting the fast-paced urban lifestyle I lead back home.

The owners of the farm, as well as the workers who stayed there were extremely hospitable and very welcoming. Although I am a Chinese, I’m ashamed to say that I cannot speak my mother tongue very well, and had to rely on friends to help me translate!

Besides growing olives, the farm produced a variety of vegetables and fruits, as well as my favourite, the broccoli.

I’m going back there again this year but this time, for two weeks!

written by deniselai

15 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Great gallery, love these shots!

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  2. lawypop

    lawypop

    great album! :) do u need to know the farmers to visit the place?

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  3. deniselai

    deniselai

    lawypop: yeah! i got to know the owners of the place through someone else.

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  4. zzkang

    zzkang

    Great shots!!!...love it...

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  5. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    kunming, the city of spring! :D

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  6. marshrutniy

    marshrutniy

    Wonderful! I loved your photos! ))

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  7. disdis

    disdis

    Nice shots!

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  8. mcrstar

    mcrstar

    Intresting story and photos, thanks!

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  9. jimpanic

    jimpanic

    nice!

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  10. jimpanic

    jimpanic

    nice!

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  11. stouf

    stouf

    Superb gallery !

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  12. saidseni

    saidseni

    Marvelous pictures!

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  13. shoot_the_piano_player

    shoot_the_piano_player

    i love this gallery, great insight into a different way of life!
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  14. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    Love your gallery. That place is amazing.

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  15. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Nice gallery. YunNan is a beautiful place. Hope I can visit the Province....

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam

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