PIRAN CAFÉ

Category - China

freshly-boiled dog at a market in Nanning

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...

First Photos of China’s...

Utterly fascinating. Some of the fossils almost look alive. Gizmodo: First Photos of China’s 298-Million-Year-Old Buried Forest. Related articles 298-Million-Year-Old Forest Discovered Under Chinese Coal Mine (gizmodo.com.au)

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...

Piran Café in 2010

That’s a boiled dog prepped and ready for sale in a small market in Nanning, China. Apparently, it offended western sensibilities enough to make a related post the most visited on this blog in 2010. Team WordPress sent out a Your 2010...

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...

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...

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.

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 blogging platform, is blocked in China. At least it was for me. I’m sure this young...