At least we’re all safe!!
On the way out and back to Kashgar last weekend I had to make connections in the airport at Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Province. Flying domestically in China has its own set of unique features, but one that is particularly annoying is the lack of “interline” (or intra-line, for that matter) connecting, where you can […]
As you can imagine, when I saw this billboard downtown, I did a double-take. Sterility hospital? A place where you go to get sterilized? Is that what they’re really saying? If so, why does that man look so happy? And wait…isn’t that Steve Martin? Even though I instinctively knew that it couldn’t mean what it […]
A couple of weeks ago, my favorite taxi driver, Mr. Z was taking me to the Beijing airport to catch a flight to Bangkok. As we were on the airport expressway, nearing the terminal building, the traffic slowed significantly as we approached a construction site. Mr. Z. wondered aloud if we’d see my “lao pengyou […]
This being the mid-way point in the holiday week here in China, some friends and I decided to bike downtown to Tiananmen Square tonight. It’s the place to be during this time of year. Seemingly out of no-where there are flower sculptures and displays. One is of the Potala Palace in Lhasa to commemorate the […]
This was originally posted at my blog-city site, but since I have new readers, I thought I’d re-post it here. It made me chuckle! I stumbled across this hilarious photo on the internet recently. It is a classic photo that illustrates why word-for-word translation can be a very dangerous activity. It reminds me of my […]