The internal canyon
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The internal canyon

In a land of red parched stone that doesn’t feel like America, only the ice cream shops and hamburgers evoke the U.S. to me from that southwest corner of the country. The backwoods feel of the canyons makes it easy to forget Continue reading

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Goodbyes – 北京,再见

再见这个污染城市,再见挤死的公交,再见常路过的华堂超市,中央电视台.再见这里的朋友,感谢他们的热心照顾!这一连串的精彩经验我无法一下子都接受.我只能告别,至少留个美好的纪念. 我不要像少年派一样发现他的好伙伴二话不说就消失了. 我不想说再见,但是只有离开才能到下一步.北京,我会想你. Farewell to this polluted city, overcrowded buses and subways, and the CCTV tower I see every day. Goodbye to the many friends I have met over these two months, as well as the many interesting characters I have encountered. Goodbye to jianbing at night, badminton on the weekends, doufunao in the mornings. … Continue reading

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Douban comes alive

On Sunday afternoon thirty of us crowded into a stuffy room on the 20th floor of an apartment building to hear author Deng Anqing talk about his latest book, “A Gentle Distance.” Despite 90-degrees weather and a broken air conditioner, the audience of thirty-somethings and younger did not complain. Deng talked about his experiences growing … Continue reading