Nov 2 2014

Inner Mongolia 内蒙古

Yellow River passing through.

Jun 8 2014

Yoga at Hasuhai

Hasu Sea near Hohhot.

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Jun 8 2014


Near Hohhot, an crowded street and over loaded truck. .

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Jun 8 2014

Jump on Hasuhai

Hasu Sea near Hohhot, and yoga


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Jun 8 2014

A bakery by the mosque

It’s on the street, out side of the mosque, near the Arab Palace.
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Jun 8 2014

Exam 高考

While having breakfast at Home Inn Datong the second morning, a group of youth came, five girls and one boy. They ate like being starved for a week.

In the elevator at ibis in Hohhot a woman dressed fashionably came in.
“A nice shawl.” I complimented her.
“Are you here for the college entrance exam?” She looked at us and asked anxiously, didn’t seem to care at all about her shawl.
“Hotel?” I was surprised. Staying at a hotel for the exam? It’s extravagant to me. But again, my days were 35 years ago. I recalled the signs posted in the streets that forbid cars horning. Laughable? Maybe. I would learn later that hotel staying is due to 择校 school selecting that allow kids to attend a school that’s very far from home (they may board at school). The family choose a hotel that’s near the exam center to avoid unpredictability like traffic jam. It also shows the extra mile the family is willing to go. Many people feel the parents would blame everything for their child’s failure. Forbidding the horning is mild compare to detour, or some parents from a human wall to block the traffic in front of the exam center. Righteous to them irritating to motorists.
After our brief exchange I thought, did she think that my daughter’s grandparents came with us too?


Jun 8 2014

Arab Palace

51 West Zhongshan Road

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We went in by mistake, it’s a stone throw away from the real mosque. The waitresses all dressed up like a doll with high heels. The French BBQ on the fourth floor is

Jun 8 2014

Hasuhai, 哈素海 @ Inner Mongolia

The Green Mountain 青山, Blue Skies 蓝天 ,Green water 绿海. In fact, the mountain in the background, is indeed called Green Mountain. Coincident?

Driving there; More pix on piwigo and on FB.
It’s really just a lake. And may soon be crowded once the hotel is built. Good for biking or hiking.

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Jun 8 2014

Driving in China

Hasuhai, 哈素海 @ Inner Mongolia
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Jun 7 2014

The zoo @ Hohhot

The zoo in Hohhot cost