Monthly Archives: July 2016

all the other countries

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I left early in the morning, and when I did, I saw a sparrow’s nest that the people here were keeping next to a window: I had noticed the bird in the corridor the night before, but I had thought nothing of it. Now I knew that the bird somehow belonged here. Walking was tough but good. The […]


bye-bye Zhongguo

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It all started with a hangover. I woke up feeling terrible. So I just lay there for a while. The ceiling was there. The room was there. The hotel was there. Everything was there. Nothing was missing. I was ready to go. Yet I didn’t really want to. I made the decision to leave around noon. That’s when […]


used things

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My friends Lin Bo and Dennis Wu came back to see me today: They took me to a place where my new tent had been delivered (it was actually not new but used, “95% new” the vendor had said). I went to the border and asked if I could walk through, but they said no. […]


bye tent

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Bad news. I just realized that I lost my tent. It must have happened on one of those flights: So I ordered a new one, and I spent the remainder of the day buying things and putting them into the Caboose: And walking around this little border town (which apparently aspires to become the next […]


shooting

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Today I spent in Khorgas shooting with my friends Lin Bo 林波… …and Dennis Wu: We took some shots near the border: And then we filmed the process of loading up the Caboose:


flights

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Four years later, and here I am – back in Khorgas. It took a lot of flying to get here: Hanover – Istanbul Istanbul – Beijing Beijing – Karamay Karamay – Yining …and then a car ride to Khorgas. Most of the time it looked somewhat like this: Blurry. There was one exception though. I […]