Category Archives: China

Mao Blood Flourishing

No wonder people think kids in China ride pandas to school. There are so many things that get lost in translation. Once I was in a zoo in China and instead of saying “beware of old branches falling”, it said, “beware of old bras falling”. Instead of “caution: slippery floors”, the sign said, “caution: slip carefully”.

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Enjoying Hospitalities in Xinjiang

“How much does it cost?” I asked the driver, with Joani and Olivia looking on with their puppy eyes at the driver and two other persons in the automobile.

The driver made eye contacts with his passengers to get some feedback and then he shrugged, “No need. It’s free.”

We tried not to show our jubilance at the hearing of the good news, but it was too hard to keep it in. Olivia, Joani, and I had been waiting at the road side next to Lake Karakul of Tashkurgan in Xinjiang, China for more than 1.5 hours. Forty-four cars or trucks had passed us but we still were not able to hitchhike a ride back to Kashgar. To our greatest joy, we finally got on on the forty-fifth try! Continue reading Enjoying Hospitalities in Xinjiang