I started this journey assuming the local Chinese would object to having a camera shoved in their face. It just seemed the sort of thing they would object to.
My first few days were spent "guerrilla shooting", quite difficult when they can spot a wàiguórén from five miles away. Quite often I'd attempt to get a good shot, I'd have the perfect image of say a market trader doing their thing, only when it came to looking back at the photo there'd be a crystal clear scene of an elderly Chinese face staring directly into the lense, usually with one eyebrow raised.
Scenery shooting has been amazing, particularly Harbin and the Ice Festival although a big challenge has been getting a clear snap without hoards of domestic tourists descending on whatever I was trying to picture whether it be temples, the frozen Songhua river or even a tiger.
China is an extraordinarily beautiful country despite 1.3bn people spitting all over it and the infamous smog in the big cities.
I would go as far as to say out of every nation I've visited so far China is probably the nicest in terms of beauty.
I originally wrote 'Every Han for Himself' for the now closed Travelpod site. In January 2014 I was lucky enough to able to tick off a long held bucket list ambition by visiting both Beijing and the Harbin Ice Festival.
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