天堂草原 - Grassland Paradise May 30th 2010 Zhaohe grassland
The grasslands and small villages near Hushi are somewhat notorious for being mainly tourist attractions; the road signs out there carry the famous slogan 天堂草原 - "Grassland Paradise," which seems to be partially an effort to influence visitors' perceptions: parts of the grassland were less than heavenly. But I find the following dialogue illuminating:
As we sat in the y ... read more
Asia » China » Inner Mongolia » Hohhot For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I lived in Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia - "The Blue City" - for 13 months, up to this past October. I now live in my home state in the USA, where I have reconnected with my romantic interest; where I am working to make a little money; and where I am dreaming of travelling again, writing a book, and/or going to graduate school in Chinese Language or Asian Studies.
Hobbies: reading, writing, watching movies, doing martial arts when I have the time, blogging and Facebooking when I shouldn't.
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