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Early Morning Wedding Photos, Beijing

Today's Daily Pic is of a wedding scene I caught early on a Sunday morning while on my way to the Bird's Nest during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Although it was all precisely choreographed by the wedding planner to the left, a good time was had by all. 17-Aug-2008
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A Dog at the Market

You can now cross Boiled Dog in a Nanning Market off your list of things to see before you die. I've posted this pic a couple times before but it's the first one to come to mind when Ailsa at Where's My Backpack asked visitors to share some market pics in her latest challenge. More about that October 2010 market visit --along with a dog and cat…
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A few China news links…

Even folks in China get tired of buying all the things they make. This was taken in Shanghai last May during one of two trips I made to China last year and I remain utterly fascinated. Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao met today in Washington which will keep the talking heads busy for the next few days. In the meantime, some links of…
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Nanning to Hanoi by Bus

That's the first public toilet you'll see when crossing into Vietnam from China via the Friendship pass. But fear not, there's another, a newer one,  just a few hundred meters away. This summary I posted back in March 2007, about bus service then between Mombasa and Nairobi, has become of the most visited posts here, so I thought this one, put…
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Free Wifi at Hong Kong airport

Just thought someone, somewhere, might fit that tidbit useful. En route to Nanning, one of the biggest cities you've never heard of. China isn't Wordpress-friendly, at least it wasn't during my last visit in May, so won't be checking in here until early next week from Hanoi.
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The Great Firewall

Off to Shanghai tomorrow for the next week. It's not a wordpress-friendly place, so this, shot during the Beijing Olympics, will have to do as a place-setter for now. Beijing 003, originally uploaded by pirano.
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Beijing 01

I was planning to make the time to breathe some life into this blog over my 14 days in Beijing, but apparently Wordpress, and just about every non-Chinese…
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