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LANZHOU: Bingling Temple

In CHINA, Gansu, Sights On October 28, 2005 1 Comment

Lanzhou has a dubious reputation as one of China’s most polluted cities, if not the world. That’s because it sits in a narrow curving river valley which traps… Read More »

DUNHUANG: Hot cross stones

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Gansu On October 26, 2005 0 Comments

Here’s another one of those “cooking at your table displays” I like so much. They brought out a wok and stir-fried beef and onions in it — with… Read More »

MOGAO CAVES: Hidden treasures

In CHINA, Gansu, Sights On October 18, 2005 0 Comments

The Mogao Caves near Dunhuang is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever visited. Unfortunately, photography is forbidden — you have to check in your camera at… Read More »

GANSU: Stretch yer noodle

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Gansu On October 12, 2005 0 Comments

Whether it’s some guy rolling a shawarma or a teppanyaki chef flipping his knife around, I’m a sucker for watching my meal being prepared in front of me…. Read More »

DUNHUANG: Camels in the evening

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Gansu, The Strange On October 12, 2005 0 Comments

I feel bad that we rode camels in the morning… and then ate camel in the evening. It’s just the way the schedule worked out. Jason says it’s… Read More »

DUNHUANG: Camels in the morning

In CHINA, Gansu, Sights, Transportation On October 11, 2005 0 Comments

I am not a morning person, so waking up at 5:30 to a Chinese breakfast of noodles and rice porridge, then hopping on a double-humped mammal did not… Read More »