Daily Prompt: The Ancient Tea Horse Road, China…

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The ancient Tea-Horse Road was a trade route mainly through Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. In ancient times, people in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces exchanged tea for horses or medicines with people in Tibet. The tea, the medicine and other commodities were transported by mabang – groups of travelers with horses, the special mode of transportation in the south-western region of ancient China – and thus the pathway was called the Tea-Horse Road.

The Tea Horse Road or chamada (simplified Chinese: 茶马道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬道), now generally referred to as the Ancient Tea Horse Road or chamada (simplified Chinese: 茶马古道; traditional Chinese: 茶馬古道) was a network of caravan paths winding through the mountains of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou in Southwest China.[1] It is also sometimes referred to as the Southern Silk Road. The route extended to Bengal in South Asia.

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Daily Prompt: Candle or not a Candle, that is the question?…

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Well I don’t know about you, but that sure looks like a candle to me. But actually it’s an 8″ wax drip pillar battery candle with a timer. With these Wax Drip Pillars you can enjoy the natural and authentic look and flickering effect of traditionally melted candles without the mess or hot wax damage. It’s available in 4”, 6” and 8” or as a bundle and has a 5 hour timer. These cream pillar candles will look beautiful anywhere in your home so why bother with a real one.


If it’s the real wax smelling candle that you like then you could go for this 5″ candle pillar. A beautiful 5″ real wax flickering candle as appealing as its smaller relative. Have a family of candles side by side to add extra effect. This pillar candle has a real wax dripping effect at the side. Unbelievable and fascinating, they never melt or burn down, no messy wax to scoop out. Taking on the look of a traditional pillar candle, flameless candles are an amazing authentic substitute where candles could never go before. All of the above and lots more to choose from at Battery Candles. They would make a great Christmas present 🙂

I guess you still have to say ‘when is a candle, not a candle’?…