Turtles at market, Nanning, China

Turtles at Market, Nanning

Turtles for sale at a market on the fringes of Nanning, China, a sprawling city of seven million many of you have never heard of. So it goes with many mid-sized Chinese cities.

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Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning, China

Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 193rd (!) straight, provides a brief throwback to a late 2010 visit to the Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden in Nanning, China, quite likely one of the biggest cities you’ve never heard of*. The city of 6.6 million is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang …

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Nanning, China at night

Nanning Nightscape (Pic du Jour)

One of the biggest cities you’ve never heard of.

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freshly-boiled dog at a market in Nanning

A Dog at the Market

You can now cross Boiled Dog in a Nanning Market off your list of things to see before you die. I’ve posted this pic a couple times before but it’s the first one to come to mind when Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack asked visitors to share some market pics …

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Nanning to Hanoi by Bus

That’s the first public toilet you’ll see when crossing into Vietnam from China via the Friendship pass. But fear not, there’s another, a newer one,  just a few hundred meters away. This summary I posted back in March 2007, about bus service then between Mombasa and Nairobi, has become of …

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Boiled dog in Nanning

Twenty Minutes in a Pair of Nanning Markets

These are a few shots from quick stops at two street markets in Nanning last Thursday. Our tour guides/chaperones/handlers, assigned to us by the foreign ministry’s provincial office, didn’t want to stop here, but we were fairly insistent, so they gave in. The pic at the top shows a freshly-boiled …

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Warning on toilet seats in Nanning’s Gui Jing Hotel

Makes me wonder what type of guests they’re attracting. Nanning, China, 13-Oct-2010

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