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Re: Mandarin, anyone?

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 22:14
On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 10:22:45AM -0500, Douglas Koller, Latin & French wrote:
> Are you going on holiday or for some other reason (study? > humanitarian?)? Unless things have radically changed, Gansu has the > dubious honor of being the poorest province in the country. I didn't > actually stay, but passed through by train one year on my way to > Xining in Qinghai, and it looked pretty grim.
> (Lanzhou being an urban area, one might assume it's slightly less > dire there). I think "desert creep" is also a factor there. So > "Deliverance" goes Chinese -- have fun.
[snip] And I might add, beware of pickpockets, esp. in the poorer provinces. You want to *really* protect important belongings such as wallets and ID's, because there is an unfortunately high probability you'll find them missing at the end of a train ride, for example. T -- The computer is only a tool. Unfortunately, so is the user. -- Armaphine, K5