Tag Archives: Xinjiang

Hitchhiking in China – Very Doable

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Gul Jul! ( Repeat Christmas Extravaganza)

Ahhrghh where did November/December go? I was so busy making the mildly time consuming Stay Grounded, a total China guide book in film format complete with imperialist communist speech-language Mandarin! That’s right, there are no limits to what I’ll do … Continue reading

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Your Travel Tool for the Mainland

Three months of work are finally over and the result is a 114 minute travel, language, transport and accommodation guide to the Silk Road including Kazakhstan, and, well, anything in China really. The premiere was last night in the venerable … Continue reading

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Damned Busy Working For Motherland

Damn – I’ve done it! I’ve gone and betrayed my love, the Cantonese language. Well, all I’ve said about it is true and right, and it is my beloved language number 1A. It’s just that … I can’t jolly well … Continue reading

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Into The Hairdryer

This is my fifth time in Xinjiang province and the more I go there, the smaller the distances seem. I remember the first time when I had to spend 31 hours or something on hard seat with only two peasants … Continue reading

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Disappointing Departure from Ludditehood

The mark of a good holiday is when you bring six books but only have time to read the first two pages of one of them. Bearing that in mind, I still got a kindle for my coming three week … Continue reading

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Lanzhou My Beautiful Internet Connected City With a Corpse

    For anyone who has read even one of the posts below, I don’t need to describe my relief at getting out of police/military dominated Xinjiang and into mellow, Chinese (no glaring muslims) Lanzhou in Gansu where you can … Continue reading

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Defying the Male Ego

It goes without saying that on a trip as far as from HK to Kashgar and back overland, I would inevitably spend more nights on public transport than in bed. I don’t mind. I find sleeping on trains particularly soothing … Continue reading

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Rock The Kashgar

Kashgar! The end of the road, the end of my mission and everything. The end of my hope of seeing “the old city of Kashgar before it’s razed to the ground,” because that’s already happened. Here’s what it probably looked … Continue reading

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Civilisation Has Many Faces

Trains and mountains – what can be more beautiful? The train, the train. Thank god for the Chinese train. It has brought me from insane fascist police state Xinjiang back to lovely Lanzhou, cradle of Chinese civilisation and the most … Continue reading

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