Journal - Napló

Days 345-367. Three of us (China 4.)

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

 

  This blog does not have much to do with China. Although the "story" is set in China, and the Chinese authorities play a role in it, it does not say much about Chinese culture. I hope that in a few weeks I will be able to return to this gigantic country and continue with getting to know what I have learned about only half-way. 

Days 345-346.

   We carried on without Vita. It didn't take us much time to reach Lanzhou. They...

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Days 317-329. Golmud (China, 2.)

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Days 317-318.

   First, we had to find new accomodation. We were walking for long with our big rucksacks on the streets and roads of Golmud. We were heading for the centre, enquiring about possible lodgings here and there. Back on the train we dipped into a travel book mentioning a certain Golmud Hotel offering cheap accomodation. No one seemed to know about it.

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Days 330-344. On three wheels (China 3.)

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Day 330.

 

   Before the departure, there was one thing left for us to do in Golmud and we didn’t really feel like doing it. Nevertheless, we showed up again at the police station and requested that our visas be prolonged. As it turned out, the hotel failed to inform the police about our presence. We were sent back to our accomodation and were asked to come back in the company of its manager. Whereas a lady was handling our visa, the two men were ...

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Days 309-316. Tibet (China 1.)

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

   You cross the Sino-Nepalese border, and enter a vast museum - the land of Tibet. You observe the exhibited world from behind the  window glass of the bus, but only the part that is deemed as “worthy” by the organises, i.e. the part that does not undermine the prestige the Director.

   Sometimes the looking glass disappears and the visitor can touch what he sees. But it is always the same for everybody.

   Dead things belong to the ...

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