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Xilamuren Grasslands in Inner Mongolia

Xilamuren Grasslands in Inner Mongolia

Some time ago (that time when I wasn’t travel blogging yet), I went to this verdant Xilamuren grasslands in Inner Mongolia, a two-hour drive from the capital, Hohhot. It was a chilly October day and the wide expanse of the open land could compete with that of the azure sky that hovered above us, adorned […]

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China Best Travel Photos – Part 1

My first trip abroad was in late 2002. My first destination was Beijing, China. Back then, Beijing was a bit of a chaos. It was The China in my mind: Chinese courtyard houses were still everywhere, waiting to be discovered; the morning rush hours meant people go to work in their bicycles; food stalls were […]

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Police Halted the Mr. Gay China Pageant

An hour before the show and what would have been the first evah Mr. Gay China, police came and halted the male beauty pageant for reasons, as they say, “not following procedures.” Whatever that means, we all know how to decipher those words between the lines. “Not following procedures” is such a classic phrase that […]

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Grasslands in Inner Mongolia

Grasslands in Inner Mongolia

A visit to the grasslands in Inner Mongolia is a must when you’re in the region.┬áSo, on our third and last day in Hohot, the capital city, we were excited to see real Mongolian yurts and feast on Mongolian food like no other. For three hours, our car went up and down the hill. The […]

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Gobi Desert

The 5-hour trip from Datong in Shanxi Province to Baotou in Inner Mongolia by car was a real test of patience. My butt was already aching for sitting in long hours. I can’t put myself to sleep on a daytime travel. Be it the most comfortable seat or in the most luxurious car, I just […]

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