Day 1~ December 1st~ Guilin

her beautiful toothless smile

Her beautiful toothless smile

A new month, a new place, part of the Guangxi autonomous region of far Southern China, is the beautiful and enchanting Guilin. When I travel in the heart of China or any other country, I find myself impressed mostly with the local people, the essence carriers of the land. Guilin, Yangshuo, Longji and the small villages along the Li River are inhabited by some beautiful people with a very rich culture just waiting to be explored and appreciated. I travelled to Guilin back in 2009 with a great friend from New York and we spent all our days and nights between its beautiful people and the hills. This old lady was washing clothes by the side of the river and she granted me several portraits that I treasure dearly. Her name she told me through a toothless smile several times but I just could not get it, and it does not really matter. She is so much more than a name.

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  1. A delightful portrait and Mimo at her very best ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a wonderful meeting.

  3. wonderful! your coments are excelent.. congratulations for your blog.

  4. She appears utterly gracious and charming.

  5. It truly IS a beautiful, toothless smile!

  6. She’s beautiful …

  7. Throughout the world, the goodness of many transcends through all the political/religious/cultural BS that people use to divide … and probably the ordinary locals are the ones who best deliver than message.

  8. Hi Mimo, Nice capture of a nice lady. You are so good at capturing the essence of people. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Her smile is gorgeous (and made me smile in return). Beautiful capture, Mimo. ๐Ÿ™‚

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