The Coldest Place in China (/the world)

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January 9th 2008
Published: January 12th 2008
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The end of our fall semester was celebrated by a punishing trip to the far north, near russia. It was quite cold. The train was tiring, but eye-opening. Talked to a woman who works in a kitchen cupboard manufacturing plant...heard about the low wages, >12 hr shifts with no sitting, the rising cost of living, etc. Her husband was deceased, and she was still raising a son, so it struck me as odd tha... Read Full Entry

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ice barice bar
ice bar

actually full of cheap touristy goods inside, and not a cool bar at all.
train station backtrain station back
train station back

...even more full
beijing pasttimebeijing pasttime
beijing pasttime

chess is a spectator sport here
ice tiananmenice tiananmen
ice tiananmen

in neon of course
no limit texas hold'emno limit texas hold'em
no limit texas hold'em

great way to pass the time on a 17 hr train. ...and i took home the glorious pot of 100 sunflower seeds.

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