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.
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