A 10 day Asian jaunt ended with 2-3 days of travel to a few major destinations in the life of Mao Zedong (1893-1976) including –
- His birth home and family plantation in Shaoshan, Hunan.
- Hunan University in Changsha, Hunan.
- Mao’s retreat in Shaoshan, Hunan.
- And about 30 other locations with various ties to Mao.
In the process I came away with a shit ton of Mao related merchandise (Love it!) and even met people who grew up in his small village and knew his family. Incredibly interesting for a guy who is borderline obsessed with The Chairman. Here are a few photos to go along with the trip.