Every travel knows instinctively that no country has just one story or narrative. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie popular novelist talks about the danger of knowing just one story or narrative about a country. She warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
In popular culture the multi faceted story of China is often misunderstood or narrowed down into a single narrative. My travels to four different cities in four different provinces of China gave me the understanding of the different cultures, people and food that gives different hues to this large country. We traveled through Beijing, Xian, Chengdu and Shanghai. Here is my attempt to bring you the different colors and tones of this country through photographs.