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New purple suitcase

My new purple suitcase is packed. So is the new teal one. I am, as my son used to say, bouncing off the pad.

I got home from Arizona on Sunday and today I depart for China. 160 more words

Stories And Meditations

Travel Exposé: Yunnan Province (15) The Eternal Spring City, Kunming (1)

Hello, and welcome once again to this week’s issue of “Bajan,” Chinese Style. Over the past months we have embarked on a journey which has seen us trek from the mountainous northern reaches of Yunnan, which border the “Roof of the World,”  and through the lake and river strewn gorges and their satellite villages and townships alike.

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Dongguan: Tomorrowland

Disneyland for adults: What kind of imagery does that conjure up? A while ago Dongguan was officially busted for its sex dens and the poor women (whether they chose to work in the sex industry or not) humiliated before the media. 1,152 more words

British Writers In Asia

Sichuan- A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sichuan is heaven on earth. Enter the gates of heaven and you are seduced by the beautiful dancing aroma of slow-burning garlic and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns. 1,568 more words


Travel Exposé: Yunnan Province (14) The Kingdom of Dali (5)The four vistas of Dali 大理四景

Thanks for joining me for this week‘s issue of “Bajan,” Chinese Style! Amidst your cheerful exclamations of TGIF and trust me, I share them too, let’s kick off the weekend with today’s post on the…

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Sightseeing around Suzhou: Luzhi

Last Saturday we went to Luzhi (甪直), a small town close to Suzhou. Luzhi is one of the many water towns around Suzhou, among which the most famous are Tongli and Zhouzhuang. 230 more words


Can the Great Wall be seen from space?

I am sure you have heard or read this claim before: “The Great Wall in China is the only man-made construction that can be seen from space!”. 307 more words