Monthly Archives: October 2010

stuff to do

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There’s an end to everything … even the sweetest summer vacation. So, upon returning to Changji today, I decided to finally get rid of my shoes: Remember how sad I was when I had to say good-bye to the Caboose? Well this time, I wasn’t very unhappy at all, mainly because those shoes and me […]


monsters

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There is a shuttle bus network to take individual visitors and travel groups alike around the scenic spots in the park. The first place we went to this morning was just breathtaking. There was a delicate layer of hoar frost on all things: …and the sun was just coming up to start melting it all away: […]


the world needs more John Muirs

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This morning, we got on a plane to one of the most remote areas of the country: Kanas – bordering Kazakhstan in the West, Mongolia in the East and Russia in the North. There was a large red flag at the tiny airport, reminding us of the fact that we were still in China: We […]


word cascades

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We took a trip to the mountains south of Changji today. It took us almost three hours to get to where we wanted, which was… …a little waterfall. Surprisingly enough, there was a whole tourist infrastructure built around that thing: The writing of the word “parking lot” on this sign fascinated me: You see, the Chinese […]