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XINJIANG: Cute Kid 1

In CHINA, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang On October 6, 2005 0 Comments

Here’s an awfully cute kid. We gave him chocolate. He gave me this face. (PS: Someone asked me today if I took all these photos. Indeed I did.)

TIAN SHAN: Salty tea and naked bums

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang, The Strange On October 6, 2005 0 Comments

Yurt. So much fun to say. Come on, try it. Yurt. Such a quickstep of a word. Yurt yurt yurt. Fun fun fun. The bumpy road leading to… Read More »

TIAN SHAN: “Delicious and strange”

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang On October 5, 2005 1 Comment

From Beijing, we flew four hours to Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. The city would wait. The Heavenly Mountains were calling. Known in Chinese as “Tian Shan,” the… Read More »

NORTHERN CHINA: The Silk Road menu

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang, Transportation On October 3, 2005 0 Comments

More than 2,000 years ago, merchants laden with silk, ivory and later gunpowder, had only three main trading routes linking China to the West. Caravans travelled to today’s… Read More »

BEIJING: Crunchy critters

In Beijing, CHINA, Eating / Food, The Strange On October 3, 2005 0 Comments

Cheap! Insects on skewers. 15 RMB ($2 Can) each. Scorpions on the left. Not sure what’s on the other stick. But the snacks were mighty popular with the… Read More »

BEIJING: Peking Duck

In Beijing, CHINA, Eating / Food On October 3, 2005 1 Comment

First things first, I have no idea why the dish is still known as Peking Roast Duck when the city is now Beijing. I suppose you just don’t… Read More »