Can anyone tell me what this means?
From 2010’s Adventures with Chinglish during two visits to China.
More specifically, at a market in Nanning, China, with a population of over seven million, one of the larger cities you’ve never heard of. The same market where I saw boiled dog for sale for the first time. I don’t remember the name of these but the ones on the left were absolutely phenomenal. Today’s… Continue reading Nanning Market Mushrooms
In the wake of a broad crackdown on free expression since President Xi Jinping took office, China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists, with 44 behind bars, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual report on imprisoned journalists released today.
Both sound inviting, don’t they?
On Shanghai’s busy Nanjing Road.
A brief look back at the 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony in Beijing.
Even shoppers in China apparently get tired of buying all the things they make.
Turtles for sale at a market on the fringes of Nanning, China, a sprawling city of seven million many of you have never heard of. So it goes with many mid-sized Chinese cities.
Today’s Pic du Jour, the 193rd (!) straight, provides a brief throwback to a late 2010 visit to the Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden in Nanning, China, quite likely one of the biggest cities you’ve never heard of*. The city of 6.6 million is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China… Continue reading Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning
One of the biggest cities you’ve never heard of.
I just finished lamenting how un-big the backpack I’ll be living out of for the next 14 to 16 months is going to be, so it’s nice to have this antidote, courtesy of this week’s Wordress Photo Challenge. This is the 88-story tall Jin Mao Tower, one of three skyscrapers that provide the primary focal… Continue reading Big – Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower
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 year in blogging report on New Year’s Day, complete with a Blog-Health-o-Meter attached.… Continue reading Piran Café in 2010
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,… Continue reading Nanning to Hanoi by Bus
These are a few shots from quick stops at two street markets in Nanning last Thursday. Our tour guides/chaperones/handlers, assigned to us by the foreign ministry’s provincial office, didn’t want to stop here, but we were fairly insistent, so they gave in. The pic at the top shows a freshly-boiled dog. So is the one… Continue reading Twenty Minutes in a Pair of Nanning Markets
Makes me wonder what type of guests they’re attracting. Nanning, China, 13-Oct-2010
A few quick shots of Shanghai’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a very nice, if somewhat small, space on the edge of the city’s sprawling People’s Park. Established in 2005 to help draw even more attention to contemporary Chinese art, my visit coincided with a show entitled Squares of Rome. It was a good exhibit,… Continue reading MOCA-Shanghai
Shanghai is expecting upwards of 70 million visitors for the World Expo, which is going on now through 31 October. I wasn’t one of those –with 300,000 + visitors per day last week, I decided to avoid the lines and crowds during the 48 free hours I had. The closest I came was an expo-related… Continue reading The world, through Chinese brushes
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.