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Chaos in Korla

July 5th and 6th I refused to rouse myself from the cozy cool environs of John’s Cafe as […]

Turpan Arrives

July 2nd and 3rd As the train chugs into Gansu Province, the landscape changes. Green gives way to […]

Quiet Days Drifting By

It’s been a while since I updated this blog. It’s been a quiet week relatively, although it doesn’t […]

Cherry Picking and Silk

Last Saturday, Yoke called us to go “cherry picking, drink tea and play mahjong.” Are there better ways […]

Last Day in Xuchang

I am so far behind in my posts. Blame it on the non-stop tests here. Monday in Xuchang […]

Unreal Part 3

It’s just a short taxi ride. We stop before a hotel I have never been to before in […]

Unreal Part 2

It was around 11AM when Stefanie – an old friend from my teaching days in China – and […]

Qingcheng Back Mountain

Qingcheng Shan is a famous Taoist temple, but lurking behind it is the disdainfully named Qingcheng Back Mountain. […]

Buns, Rain and Peach Blossoms

Chengdu has a fairly predictable weather pattern – cloudy, cloudy, cloudy, raining, raining, raining, cloudy, raining, cloudy, oops […]

Panday

Sunday was Panday. Panda-seeing day. Yoke and Ian were having this game – the possible permutations of Pandas. […]