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CHINA 3 Months In China, March-June 2008

Trip: China--West to Buerjin

There are [62] stories from my trip: China--West to Buerjin


Gallery: Qinghe

CHINA | Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Kanas Horse Trip

CHINA | Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

Xinjiang
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Gallery: Kanas Lake

CHINA | Friday, 30 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Xinjiang
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Gallery: Ghost City, Xinjiang

CHINA | Friday, 23 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Utah --> Xinjiang

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [611]

Xinjiang?  Take Utah, make it as big as Alaska, wrinkle it up some, pull its bottom down below sea level, make its mountains a mile taller.  Then, for good measure, put in it a desert as big as--Utah itself.


First Words

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [451]

Do you remember your first human touch?  Your first steps?  Your first words? Alas, these memories are irretrievable to us all. But the sensation can still be attained later in life.  The first time you say something to a stranger in a foreign language ... Read more >


Verticality in Xinjiang

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [472]

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 ... Read more >


Immensity

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [428]

The immensity of China's West is as the Immensity of Space: it can be witnessed, but not comprehended.


Mount Whitney

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [413]

If you pushed Mount Whitney out of an airplane over the mountains here, you might not be able to find Her again.


Kernfucious Say:

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [391]

Kernfucious Say: If you know what it is you seek, you needn't leave home.


Bicycle Parking Fee

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [471]

Is it wrong of me to pretend I don't know there is a fee for bicycle parking, shrugging my shoulders until they give up asking?  I think it is wrong to charge a bicycle parking fee. There are very few Absolutes in Life, but that Bicycling is the Godliest ... Read more >


Gallery: Xinjiang

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Bigger Than The Pope

CHINA | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [509]

Strangers ask to have their pictures taken with me.  I wonder what they tell people when they show them the photos.  "Here I am with a guy I saw in the Park." I once knew a guy who got free meals and bus tickets all over Latin America, because ... Read more >


Kernfucios Say: Touring Vs. Travelling

CHINA | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [414]

Kernfucious Say: Tourists return Home; travellers still seek It.


Kernfucious Say: Atheism

CHINA | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [412]

Kernfucious Say: Loudest atheist in office have biggest shrine at home.


Chinese As Clutter Cutter

CHINA | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [458]

Every writer of English who overwrites--which is to say, every writer of English--should study Chinese.  It will simplify your thinking. It will cut the clutter.


You Are The Only One

CHINA | Friday, 16 May 2008 | Views [395]

She smiled big when I suggested that I might be able to split the cost of getting an English-speaking guide with someone else. "You are the only one in Yinchuan!" she said. The only one (English-speaking tourist) in a town of 1 million.... Read more >


Gallery: Dunhuang/Jiayuguan

CHINA | Thursday, 15 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Gonsu
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Only In China Department: Capitalism Encouraged

CHINA | Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [238]

Operating Easier, Says IFC Report Local governments throughout China are actively reforming the business regulatory environment to make it easier for the private sector to grow, said a report released by World Bank Group member IFC and the Chinese ... Read more >


Elsewhere In Asia Department: Lice Imitates Art

CHINA | Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [288]

ISRAEL Not So Lice Form of Art From pickled cows to elephant dung, the art world is no stranger to offbeat ideas.  But a group of lice-infested Germans?  Seven young artists from Berlin are trying to stretch the boundaries of art by living in an ... Read more >


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