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Today was another walk through the cold and white:

bus in Shanxi

Here’s something for the horticulturists:


Garlic. A good friend once told me that having a few of these with every meal is the best way not to get stomach-sick.

I’ve been having lots and lots ever since.

Now maybe it was because of the aroma that comes with massive garlic consumption, but this little friend and me just didn’t get along:

unhappy photo

You gotta realize it’s time to leave when the host is getting ready to throw his milk bottle at you.

So out on the highway I was again:

three on a bike

Then this truck driver yells at me: “Need a ride, man?”

I politely decline and start going into lots of blabla how I have to walk on foot…

The dude laughs: “Don’t remember me, buddy?” and points to his arm:

Long remembered me when we ran into each other a second time

Ah! I know this guy! The dragon – long ้พ: the happy and the burning red

What a coincidence!

We took a photograph together and then decided we should meet up more often on this highway, which is his route as well as my route.

I arrived in Xinjiang in high spirits:

Xinjiang in Shanxi

This place is actually much larger and culturally rich than I had expected.

I’m going to have to spend a full day tomorrow checking out all the historical sites.

Oh, and the spring festival is at hand, with another two weeks to go – time to get armed:


I’m excited to see this nation of pyromaniacs in action again.

Very impressive.

Again, I’m getting closer to the thing.

  • Dani

    Dank` für den Einblick in die chinesische Flora ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sei nicht betrübt, ich glaube der Kleine hatte Zahnschmerzen ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Oma und Jasper

    Hallo Christoph, ich übe gerade, wie man mit dem PC arbeitet,
    damit ich Deine Webseite selber aufrufen kann. Ich habe bis jetzt 6 Stunden Theorie gehabt und nun hilft mir Jasper, der vorhin mit Inge für einige Tage zu Besuch gekommen ist. Wir haben Deine Bilder angesehen und uns über den kleinen Schreihals amüsiert. Wir glauben, daß er einfach nur Angst vor Dir hatte.

    Liebe Grüße Jasper und Oma


  • Christoph

    Dani + Oma und Jasper: Ich dachte, der kleine Giftzwerg hasst mich einfach! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • wenlong

    wow Houma is my hometown!


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