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Virgins, Virgins Everywhere – But What’s a Man to Think

4413 Views | 5 Comments | 1 Articles | 10/30/2010 11:49:07 AM
China is pretty renowned amongst Westerner’s for being the land of the fakes. Fake Gucci bags, fake Rolex watches, fake DVD’s, the list goes on and on. But were you aware that this country is also developing a reputation as the land of the fake virgins? And the story may be coming to a climax (pun intended) in the not too distant future. Read more…
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Has China Gone VIP Crazy?

2902 Views | 6 Comments | 0 Articles | 10/24/2010 9:26:22 PM
I’m aware that I have to report to everyone about our findings in Lijiang and I will get to that with my next blog posting. However, in the meantime I just wanted to get into a topic we find quite amusing and see if we can get some feedback from everyone as to your thoughts. I’m particularly interested in receiving comments from our Chinese members. Read more…
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Moon Festival & Last Night in Dali Old Town

3001 Views | 3 Comments | 2 Articles | 10/5/2010 2:32:31 AM
After our stop at what used to be Love Lake we returned briefly to Sam’s Hotel, freshened up (which in my case, at least, meant a brief snooze) and then strolled back down towards Dali Old Town. On the way we chanced upon a small shop that specialized in selling a locally made yogurt and milk, both originating from the Yak. The Yak is a mountainous bovine with very long hair. Yak meat (which is in the beef family) is not in a class with Prime Alberta Beef (my home province in Canada which produces the best beef in the world), but it far, far outclasses any other beef that is domestic to China. Read more…
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Love Lake Lost and Found – Only in China

2649 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 10/2/2010 1:59:18 AM
I feel a little bad because I have no photos to share with this blog posting, and I've come to realize that my wife's photos are garnering far more attention and appreciation than my writing, and deservedly so. However, there is something in the story I'm about to repeat that says a lot about China and where it is headed, so sans photos I hope you find this worth the read. Read more…
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Dali – The Jaunt Around Ear Sea

2895 Views | 5 Comments | 3 Articles | 9/28/2010 1:03:59 AM
Dali and Dali Old Town (or Dali Ancient City if you prefer) sit on the banks of a very large lake which the English guide books will tell you is called “Erhai Hu”, which would translate from Bai into English as “EarSea Lake”. However the actual name of the Lake is “Erhai” (no "Hu") in Bai or "Ear Sea" in English but good luck getting any English guidebook or map to acknowledge that. If you look at the lake from the top of nearby Changshan Mountain it appears to be shaped like a human ear. Back in the distant past when the locals had heard from foreign travelers of other seas, but had never been anywhere but Dali themselves, they concluded that the huge body of water on which they resided must also be a sea, and they named it “ErHai” (“Ear Sea”) accordingly, and to this day the Bai think of it as a sea and laugh at anyone who calls it Erhai Hu or EarSea Lake. It is a very large and quite beautiful lake and it isn’t difficult to imagine how an ancient and relatively untraveled population would mistakenly think it is a sea. Read more…
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Arrival in DaLi

2412 Views | 2 Comments | 2 Articles | 9/27/2010 12:49:58 AM
When you arrive in Dali by bus the first thing you will see is the worst part of the New City of Dali. Take heart, this is a good thing, because seeing the bad part will just make the good part that much more exquisite. Before describing Dali briefly, first I will give you the briefest historical outline I can muster, as it will help you understand what follows. Read more…
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Heading Out for Yunnan

2683 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 9/26/2010 2:22:09 AM
We’ve been trying to get away to Yunnan for almost 3 years but just never found the time to make it happen; so on the morning we’re going to fly there we’re excited. We love visiting and exploring new places and this trip will be about Dali and Lijiang, two places we’ve both been hearing are fantastic. My wife’s Chinese family and friends have given them top ratings and so have my Western friends. Lonely Planet also gives them high praise, as does the Chinese internet. That tells us it should be perfect for us. Read more…
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Is This Abuse of CLM Process? Comments Please!

2861 Views | 10 Comments | 0 Articles | 9/19/2010 11:52:46 AM
First, let me mention that we are going to be spending the upcoming Moon Festival Holiday in Lijiang, Yunnan, of which Jeannet has written so lovingly and extensively on numerous threads in the Forum under Travel in China. We’re looking very forward to visiting Lijiang as Jeannet’s enthusiasm for her home city has caught us in its grasp. We’ll be adding a blog post or two about Lijiang (and Dali) while there. Now on to the topic at hand. Read more…
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Legitimate Member Concerns & Our Response

3164 Views | 6 Comments | 0 Articles | 9/6/2010 3:05:02 AM
This is a letter we received a while back from one concerned and disappointed member, followed by our response. I'm posting it here because we'd like to receive any comments that will assist us in meeting these concerns by improving the website and also in helping members overcome them through their own efforts. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Read more…
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Simple Statements on Relationships

2241 Views | 0 Comments | 1 Articles | 9/5/2010 10:00:22 AM
The images here were all delivered to me in some fashion, but I can't now remember how or who to credit them to. I just found them on my computer, amongst 10,000 other items that come from unknown sources, are saved for unknown reasons and remain there because I'm afraid to delete them and then remember the next day why I saved them in the first place. In this case I think I saved them long ago to share with everyone here on CLM and then simply forgot to do it. But why I didn't write down a credit at the time is also for reasons unknown. If anyone recognizes them and knows the source please advise and I'll correct my error. In any event, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Read more…
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