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[Currently Airing] White Deer Plain

Set in the eponymous White Deer Village in Shaanxi Province where the two most important families – Bai (White) and Lu (Deer) – and their sons have always lived together in peace. 240 more words

Novel Adaptations

Meet Me Through the Dragon Gate

For those of you new to this blog, you maybe wondering about the name. Why a dragon gate? Why go through it? And, is this actually a travel blog, with this title functioning as a metaphor for traveling in China, or is it actually a bunch of random things strung together without rhyme or reason? 329 more words

China

A short trip to the Ancient City of Pingyao, Shanxi

Saturday, 1st of April – Sunday, 2nd of April

Extended weekends are ideal to take short trips within China. Especially in Beijing we have the advantage of an excellent railway system, so you don’t necessarily have to take a plane to reach sights that are within a 500-1000km radius. 2,171 more words

China

Heavy air pollution to hit northern cities until start of National People’s Congress 

Pollution will ease by Wednesday, forecasters say, but return with a vengeance on Friday for the following week

A new bout of air pollution is due to hit Beijing and other parts of north China today. 340 more words

Air Quality

CHINA 1997: WOODEN PAGODA IN YINGXIAN

I traveled to China in 1997, not even 20 years old, full of adventurous spirits and ideas. My Chinese was limited, as was my budget. Crappy hotels, long bus and train rides, fun people along the way, excellent food and unforgettable memories, that’s what I remember. 212 more words

1997

China 1997: DATONG

I traveled to China in 1997, not even 20 years old, full of adventurous spirits and ideas. My Chinese was limited, as was my budget. Crappy hotels, long bus and train rides, fun people along the way, excellent food and unforgettable memories, that’s what I remember. 206 more words

1997

07/01/17 - Ten Thousand To The Power of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Okay, this is where the trip really gets started. All that fun stuff I promised in the first few entries, fronted by a blog post that talked about… 1,141 more words

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