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HUANGLUO: Don’t throw out the rice water

In CHINA, Guilin, Sights On January 16, 2009 2 Comments

These ladies are from Huangluo, a minority Yao village in the Longji Terraces at the base of the mountain. It’s more famously known as the Long-hair Village. According… Read More »


In CHINA, Guilin, Sights On January 15, 2009 0 Comments

The traditional wooden and bamboo houses in the villages in the Longji Terraces are built on poles. The open, lower level is for livestock and the upper level… Read More »

LONGJI TERRACES: Fatherly wisdom

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Guilin, The Strange On January 14, 2009 5 Comments

Imagine my delight when Jason and I asked my father what these were. “Dried lizards,” said my dad, elbowing Jason. “For enhancing a man’s performance.”

LONGJI TERRACES: The best bacon and chicken soup in the world

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Guilin, Sights On January 13, 2009 12 Comments

The Longji Terraces (龍脊) are a winding, and sometimes nauseating trip up and down the mountains of Longsheng County (龍勝), roughly a two-hour drive from the city of… Read More »


In Guilin On January 12, 2009 1 Comment

This pair were sitting behind a stand at the entrance to the Longji Terraces across from where you buy tickets to get in. The girl just stared at… Read More »

SHENZHEN: Shop til you drop into dim sum

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hong Kong, Restaurants, Shopping On January 10, 2009 8 Comments

The Luohu Commercial City shopping mall (羅湖商業成) is a genius marketing location, just inside the border between China and Hong Kong, with a train station and immigration crossing… Read More »

Sick? Suck on a salted kumquat

In CHINA, Eating / Food, The Strange On January 7, 2009 9 Comments

Jason and I spent a wonderful and surreal holidays in China and Hong Kong this year. Unfortunately, we were hampered by terrible colds and hacking coughs for the… Read More »

BATHROOMS: In the world’s canss

In Chicago, CHINA, France, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang On July 25, 2006 3 Comments

Everyone’s gotta GO at some point, so here are some of my most memorable bathrooms: PARIS – This is a sanisette, found on most major streets. Drop 40… Read More »