Monthly Archives: August 2011

Zhongdian (Xianggelila) in Yunnan

The documentary series  ‘The far away home’  (远方的家)did not head north into Tibet as I had expected. It  headed east into Diqing  (迪庆) or Deqen  prefecture. Diqing is not exactly a border area, though the highway route 214 that passes through Diqing is … Continue reading

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Chinese Bridge Competition Finals 2011 (finale)

The competition has finally ended with an excellent grand finale. Congratulations to the winners and to all the competitors. It is amazing to observe the  Chinese language skills of these students, for Chinese language is never an easy language to master. I … Continue reading

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Chinese Bridge Competition Finals (3 out of 5)

Only 3 competitors will remain after following two elimination rounds. I am still enjoying the show. 5 out of 9 3 out of 5

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Dulongjiang in Yunnan

Dulongjiang (独龙江) area is described as one of the most remote, isolated  and diffiucult to reach area in Yunnan. It is in a valley where the Dulong river runs, isolated by mountains on the east and west. Further to the West is Myammar.  This is … Continue reading

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Chinese Bridge Competition Finals (9 out of 12)

It’s a pity that the Brazilian girl who is my favourite, could not make it through this round just because of one slip.  She could have easily made it.

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