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CHINA 3 Months In China, March-June 2008

Verticality in Xinjiang

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [474]

There is no English map of Xinjiang.  Not even Pinyin.  Only Chinese.  But I can read the elevation numbers: four thousand, five thousand, six thousand, seven thousand.  Not bad, thinks a mind accustomed to elevation in feet.  But that mountain is not seven thousand feet high.  It's seven thousand meters.  Twenty-three thousand feet!

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