Monday, July 06, 2009

China Part 3: Towards a provisional itinerary.

Since the foreign office does not advise that females do not travel around China alone I have decided to enlist the help of a specialist Chinese tour agency. Unfortunately the situation is further complicated by ethnic unrest in one of the provinces I want to visit. I am hoping it will be more settled by the time I go. I think petty crime is my biggest danger

So far I intend to go to:

(i) Khotan: Hetian silk factory, places producing silk using more traditional methods, and the Hetian Cultural Museum.

(ii) Suzhou: Silk embroidery research centre and the silk museum.

(iii) Shanghai - silk markets and modern silk factories.

(iv) Train to Guangzhou. Try and speak to someone in the University Institute for Geography and go out to local silk farms to find places that depend on silkworm cultivation.

(v) I also hope to go and see a place that deals with silkworm research.

(vi) Maybe speak to some archeologists who can show me scraps of ancient silk.


Blogger Jud said...

I would volunteer to travel as your bodyguard (if your publisher would pay for my travel and fees ;) ); I stand 6'1" and weigh in at 17 stone 12.

Sadly, I don't speak any languages other English, but I *can* lok menacing if needed!

Mon Jul 06, 09:29:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Sounds like THE ideal bodyguard to me, Jud. Thanks for the offer! I may well be in touch :)

Mon Jul 06, 11:27:00 pm  
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Wed Jul 08, 08:44:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Christalyn: I'm delighted you've found one of my books and even more delighted that you are enjoying it! Thank you so much for writing to tell me. That is very good of you.

Thu Jul 09, 08:17:00 am  

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