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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 »

GAOCHANG: Mush, donkey, mush

In CHINA, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang, Transportation On October 9, 2005 0 Comments

My mom brought a big box of disposable surgical masks with her on this trip. I thought that was so uncool and misinformed since SARS is no longer… Read More »

XINJIANG: Cute Kid 2

In CHINA, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang On October 9, 2005 0 Comments

I fell in love with this girl in Turpan. She was hiding in a corner of a courtyard where we were trying grapes and melon. My man Jason… Read More »

TURPAN: Valley of the Grapes

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang On October 9, 2005 0 Comments

For most of this trip, I walked around idiotically with my mouth open in awe. China is far more vast and surprising than I could have ever imagined…. Read More »

URUMQI: Red ribbon special

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Silk Road/Xinjiang On October 7, 2005 0 Comments

Xinjiang’s other famous dish is whole roasted lamb. It is what it is. The lamb is covered with a mixture of egg, green onion, pepper and other spices… Read More »

URUMQI: Goat head and intestine soup

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Sights, Silk Road/Xinjiang, The Strange On October 7, 2005 0 Comments

Urumqi (“oo-rum-chee”) is my Gotham City. Our first look was at night, and it was eerie how the city’s skyscrapers and towers just rise up out of nowhere…. Read More »

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.)