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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »