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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

China is a land of contrasts...

The first thing that is abundently clear to anyone who has visited china is that there is a bit of a air quality issue going on...

Take, for instance, this photo from Beijing (at the construction site of the city's new largest building):

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Chengdu, is about 2000 kilometers south of Beijing. It looks like this:

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The problem even overwhelms most trips to the Great Wall:

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It even looms, among other things, above Tiananmen:

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Also, the country can be a bit crowded sometimes. This is the tiny little ancient village of Lijiang in Yunnan:

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And yet...there's still some really beautiful places...like this countryside pagoda, also in Yunnan:

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and there are also cool animals...alive... :

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....dead... :

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...and slightly less dead... :

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You can even get lost on strange communist tourist trap islands:

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But, after all is said and done, the best thing about China is the people:

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1 Comments:

At 4:54 AM, Anonymous MJ said...

I forgot about awesome Rip Off Island! But I'm still really, really upset by that dog. Especially now that I see that it was a female dog that had probably been nursing recently...

 

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