Permanent Vacasian

The traveller sees what he sees; the tripper sees what he has come to see. – G. K. Chesterton

News Update: China


While in China, I tried to go to Xihae, a largely Tibetan region that occasionally steams the government’s rice, if you know what I mean. If you remember, I had a heck of a time trying to get there and eventually gave up and went back to Beijing.

Well, it looks like the government has gotten upset again. A couple weeks ago they marched in a ton of troops and took the place over and are keeping tourists out. My buddy, Richard, with whom I hung out with in Jiayuguan, sent me a NYTimes article about the whole thing.

Sounds like I might have missed my chance to see Xihae for a while…

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