Magpie Mountain


Two Korean Magpies overlook Mount Tai in Shandong Province, China.

Sunrise from Mount Tai


Confucius, seeing the sunrise from Mount Tai, famously pronounced, “The world is small.” There’s really no more to say about it, except that he was right – and I was freezing.

(Like, literally freezing. My breath froze on my scarf and camera – though thankfully only the outside of the latter.)