Monthly Archives: September 2008

the quiet toe

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Sometimes the highway seems just like a cake knife slicing the desert into two giant pieces. …and here I am, riding the knife, somewhere between those slices: Well not really riding, more like walking. Creeping, ever so slowly. … I had a good lunch of bread & beans: – plus there was this watermelon that […]


no lake at west lake

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What a lovely night, spent with an approximate 1 billion million mosquitos that all seemed to have just barely survived from a famine. There I was in my tent – a sirloin steak for them, a large serving of kungpao chicken, their own personal party-size pizza with everything plus extra-cheese: What a horrible night – […]


camel – filterless

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So I’m finally on my way again. The way… it was constantly changing its appearances today. After the city there was this: …then the trees went away: …and then everything else seemed to want to leave the scene as well: I was all alone – just me and the way I thought. But then the […]


“please close all the windows!”

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I woke up and I couldn’t really see anything outside: Sandstorm, again (little miss sandstorm, the best of all melons). “Is it very bad?” I asked the receptionist, “will I be able to go outside?” “Oh, please don’t worry,” she replied, “it should be alright tomorrow!” Then a lady went through all the rooms reminding […]


how to lose weight

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“Hey!” the receptionist had smiled at me when I arrived at the hotel, “looks like you’ve gained some weight there, haven’t you?” Uh… Actually, I am thinking about food almost all the time: Chinese people don’t seem to enjoy canned stuff as much as Germans do; I can’t seem to find anything decent in these […]


ignite

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I arrived in the late afternoon: Dunhuang had me back.


those damn airport-goodbyes

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I had to part ways with Juli and leave the tropical paradise today. We all know the reason: I’ll have to get back on the way asap if I want to get anywhere before the Central Asian winter. It’s not easy though: I’ll first have to take a flight to Xi’an (or rather: Xianyang) and […]


outage

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When I wanted to update my site today, there was – nothing. My web host had decided to take my server offline, apparently because I was “causing too much traffic”. Here’s my mind: – a total blank. What do I know about all this stuff? I had originally come up with a site-design that I […]


the last beach

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Yalong Bay 亚龙湾 is probably the most famous beach in Sanya: Luckily though, its location 15km east of town seem to be able to shield it off from the tourist masses that usually crowd up other beaches like Dadonghai (russians too): Some parts of Yalong Bay are actually very quiet and have an almost deserted […]


Monkey Island I & II

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Play them! … We took a trip to a place called Monkey Island 猴岛 today: …which is not really an island btw. Lots and lots of little monkeys there though – some of them enslaved… …and others just chillin’: I failed to find out the total number of free monkeys that were residing on the […]