Monday, April 20, 2009

Where is She?

The teacher in me is coming out so here is a little bit of Geography for those of you who want to know where Ashlyn is right now (and where we will be going in a couple of months). Ashlyn is in the province of Guangxi. It is the yellow province in the southern part of China on the map above. If you look on a map it is a little bit further south than where we are in Florida. It is actually comparable with climate in Florida but it follows on the same latitude as Cuba.
This is a map of her province. The capital is Nanning, which is where we will be traveling to when we go to get her. She is actually in Yulin, but from what I understand they do not take us to Yulin. We will stay in Nanning for the week that we have to complete the China side of our adoption.

Here is some information about where she is from.
Located in the southern part of the country, Guangxi is bordered by Yunnan to the west, Guizhou to the north, Hunan to the northeast, and Guangdong to the southeast. It is also bounded by Vietnam in the southwest and the Gulf of Tonkin in the south. Guangxi is a mountainous region. Rice is an important crop in Guangxi.
South China Karst (mountains) represents one of the world's most spectacular examples of humid tropical to subtropical karst landscapes.



Rice Terraces
Karin, hope this helps fill up some of that inquiring mind (smile)!

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Madi was born north of her in Guizhou. The country is sooo beautiful. We were able see the rice terraces and mountains. Maybe you will, too.

You'll also be close to Guangzhou. Yea--a short plane ride (or train)!

Cari Bacon said...

Very cool information and beautiful pictures. I'm hoping to go to a warmer climate, especially if we have to travel in winter!

Cali was born in Gao'An in the province of Jiangxi. We stayed in Nangchang for the week while processing her paperwork.

Kay Bratt said...

Very informative and original post!