Monthly Archives: November 2010
How Bazaar – A Guide to Kashgar's Ancient-Modern Markets
With colossal mountains to the west and south and a sea of desert to the north and east, it’s hard to comprehend how very isolated this place is unless you pay a personal visit.
The End of the World
Actually four and a half months were to pass before we returned to Khotan; and part of this expedition became a veritable Crusoe romance.
Tibet Without Temples
To the modern, materialistic eye, Tibetans don’t have much besides temples.
An Eye in the Storm
Thank goodness, then, for folks like Sean Gallagher, a truly gifted photographer, who turns his eye not to celebrities or high-concept art, but rather to putting a human face on the slowly-unfolding catastrophe that is our global environment.
Strange Doings in the Qinling Mountains
Most folks never heard tell of Shaanxi’s Qinling Mountains, and for most who know them well, that’s just fine.
How to Get Health Insurance - Step by Step
While you may not need life insurance, and you might be willing to risk not having earthquake insurance, don't gamble with health insurance.
The Jews in China, Part I
Pre-PRC, where better for God's chosen to wander than a land where religion was a private affair, and anti-Semitism was a rumor, faint as a noonday shadow?
My Secret Affair
From her figure, I cold tell she was an extremely ordinary-looking girl, but due to my unendurable boredom, I was dying for any excitement.
Yunnan: The Cute, the Bad, and the Ugly
You know what’s great about Yunnan? Like the Amazon, you don’t have to go there to love it.
True Love and Madame Whitesnake
No doubt Madame White Snake is something to see, definitely hear, even if your exposure to opera came primarily via Warner Brothers’ cartoons.