Tag Archives: Zhu Hui

Germans looking at dancers

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My visa wasn’t ready yet. No big deal, just one more day of waiting. We walked around in South Lake Park 南湖公园 for a while: The municipal administration was there: Some apartment buildings: And a couple of horses that we initially mistook for cows: Later that night, we met up with my good friend Zhu […]


the pink train

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My friends Wang Chan and Ding Bo from Kuytun invited me to their pediatric counseling center today. It was awesome: I really needed some counseling actually, because I was being constantly worried about my passport problem: the stupid visa was about to expire within two days! And even though I wasn’t going to walk anymore […]


mountain people

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Since we had nothing better to do, Zhu Hui and Lei Sheng took me to the mountains today. It was very nice and relaxing: I fell asleep a bunch of times on the warm and fragrant grass, and the rest of the time we amused ourselves taking pictures: And I felt… …like there wasn’t a […]


quod erat demonstrandum

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Mr. Wang showed up in my room again this morning. I was surprised, because today was a major holiday, and I figured he would have liked to spend the day with his family instead. But he had work to do, so we continued our interview. I was nervous. “When is this going to be over??” […]


50k – godlike rampage

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Who would have thought that this was going to happen during this year’s little summer vacation? (If you have no idea what I am talking about, please refer to the beginner’s guide and the advanced formula.) … Well, today I found out about yet another way to walk 50 kilometers in one day: take a […]


out with Huihui

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Zhu Hui was obviously not going to miss out on another chance to see me suffer a little bit, so in the morning he came to my hotel and we started slowly rolling out of town. Little did he know that he would be sharing my foot pains sooner than expected! … The first bit […]


New Model Terracotta Army

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Yesterday, I had promised Li Na to take a picture of her: Hope I did her some justice: … Zhu Hui took me to an elementary school in the afternoon: We were going to talk to the kids about physical education, but I was invited to watch the girls’ dance practice. I shot video after […]


sexy time immemorial

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My friends Zhu Hui, Master Qi 祁师傅 and Li Na 李娜 got me into a car and drove up to the Tianshan mountains today: It was very beautiful up there… …where the sheep walk in the middle of the road… …and the cows… …and the shepherds… …enjoy the daily luxury of a sight that money […]


how the calabash got on my backpack

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I did an interview with a local newspaper today. Since the reporters were very friendly and seemed interested in finding out about the project as a whole, I just showed them the photo set I had prepared for presentations: See the little dude in the front who is laughing at some stupid episode during the […]


let’s all go to the lobby

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Zhu Hui invited me to his Taekwondo club today: I was going to show some of my pictures to some of his students: I had a great time: And I think they did too.


green dots on photographs, taken from low earth orbit

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Luckily for my feet, I didn’t have much distance left to Shihezi, the next important destination on my long red line. My good friend Zhu Hui (poor dogs and lucky dogs) lives there, so today he rode his bike over here and brought his 12-year old Taekwondo student Zong Zheng 宗正 along: They were going […]


prelude, interlude, or leisure?

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Just how am I going to tag this post? I guess I am in the process of preparing for something. First things first though: I had been in Vladivostok for a month, and now I was back in China, in Changchun 长春. So this morning I took a cab to the airport, because I wanted […]


friends

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Uncle Shen and Zhu Hui (poor dogs and lucky dogs) were there. They both tried to cheer me up a little. Of course it didn’t really work, though. And then, when I had finally made up my mind, they took me to the airport and said good-bye: I was going to fly back to Beijing. […]


friends come and friends go

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Last night, Zhu Hui and I had one last TV supper. We got us a chicken, a few bags of chips and some coke. There was a movie with Jet Li on the telly. It was perfect. The next day my friend left for good. His plan was to ride the 130km to Shijiazhuang 石家庄 in just one […]


taekwondo

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This is a post about a Taekwondo tournament in Baoding. It was mostly kids showcasing skills, and there were a few fights. Today I finally understood what Zhu Hui had been talking about all this time. Taekwondo! He had been trying to explain to me that he engaged in some sort of martial art, but […]


health points +10

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This is a post about my blistered feet in Baoding. Zhu Hui and I were resting in a hotel room, having KFC and watching Star Wars. We stayed in today, in a green hotel room on Middle Sky Goose Road. The lens is already in Beijing waiting to get fixed. So this is good. My feet […]


help from inside and outside

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This is a post about a walk from Gucheng to Baoding. It was almost 40km – my longest walk yet – and it damn nearly destroyed me. I got help today, and I needed it badly. Waking up in that sub-zero hotel room in Gucheng, Zhu Hui came up with an idea: “Why don’t we just […]


world in a tube

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This is a post about a walk from Dingxing to Gucheng. My lens was still broken, but in the end my friend Zhu Hui came back. First the bad news: My wide angle lens is definitely broken – here’s one of the last pictures I was able to take: I am in deep despair over […]


things falling apart

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This is a post about a walk from Gaobeidian to Dingxing. It was the day that my wide-angle lens stopped working, and I was sad about it. Today I didn’t walk much, because some things fell apart. But I didn’t know that yet when I started walking in the morning. I said good-bye to my […]


student day

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This is a post about a walk from Zhuozhou to Gaobeidian. My friend Zhu Hui and I visited two schools and a fortune teller. Zhu Hui decided to try out the walking thing today. He pushed his bike alongside me while I was stumbling under the weight of my backpack. On a side note, I […]