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  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡一角 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang corner
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡伊斯兰教堂 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang mosque
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡屋内 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang interior

    I asked her if I may come in and she kindly invited me in. I set up my tripod just inside the doorway and took a few shots, but never left my spot. If I had been more brave and less civilize I could have asked to go up the stairs to take a look.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡一角 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang corner

    When you live long enough in this hot and arid area, tea drinking is really a pleasurable activity.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡大门 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang decorated doors

    Painted artworks are common on door panels.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡大屋 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang house
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡大屋 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang house
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡大屋 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang house
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡屋内 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang interior
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡街道 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang alley
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡教堂内 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang mosque interior
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡一角 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang corner scene
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡一角 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang wall scene

    The chickens here are skinnier and taller than its counterparts in the east. I often seen these in the streets of 乌鲁木齐 Wulumuqi, all cooked and ready to eat, but I couldn't bring myself to try it - mainly because the finish the chicken as it was selling as a whole and not as parts.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡土砖 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang mud-bricks

    The owner of these fresh mud bricks showed me how these were made. Here they lay sun-baking on the floor.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡屋子 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang house
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡屋子 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang house

    I can't help concluding that the folks here never get tire of sitting.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡街景 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang street scene
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡玩棋 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang playing a game

    They are playing a game with stones and sticks as game pieces and chalk-drawn grid on the ground as the field.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡街道 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang road scene
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡小贩 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang street vendor

    A vendor on the road to 苏公塔 Sugong Ta.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡街道 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang road
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡街道 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang road
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡街道 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang road
  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 二堡乡水道 Tulufan (Turfan) - Erabaoxiang water channel

    The irrigation water is for the grape fields to the left.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番 - 夜吃晚场 Tulufan (Turfan) - Outdoor food market

    This nighttime outdoor food market was just below my guesthouse near the bus station.

  • Picture of 吐鲁番市游戏场 Tulufan (Turfan) - Children playground

    The inflated children's playground is right on the city's center. Every night the owner will inflate the playfull shapes on the city square and charges an entrance fee.

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image of a group of Mongolian gersimage of dunes near Baotou city

Enjoy the wide 希拉穆仁草原Xilamuren grassland, the huge dunes of 响沙湾Xiangshawan, and the ancient Wall of the Qin state in 内蒙古Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia).

image of people on a boat in the Three Gorges area of the Changjiang river area

See the 三峡Three Gorges of the 长江Changjiang (Yangzi River) between 重庆市Chongqing city and 宜昌Yichang.

My translations of some Chinese poems.

trucks on the desert road

Pictures I took while on a bus traveling through the sandy deserts of 甘肃Gansu on my way to 嘉峪关Jiayuguan.