Noodles Noodles Noodles

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I’ve always been an advocate for noodles over rice, and each time I eat these, I reaffirm my decision. These are called “You Po Mian” and are a broad, belt-shaped type of noodle, popular in Shaanxi Province, also known as biángbiáng miàn. It has vinegar, soy sauce, spices, garlic, bok choy and sprouts. It’s a super simple dish, but there’s something about chewy, handmade noodles that really brings it together. 

Terracotta Army - Xi’an, China

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The Terracotta Armyis a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.

The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

The terracotta figures are life-sized and vary in height, uniform, and hairstyle in accordance with rank.

Also, I have no idea what that lady is doing squatting on the ledge.

Fixies In Beijing

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8th Annual Back Alley Chili Cook-Off

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Out and About in Beijing

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Back to work in Beijing

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Tsingtao Beer Museum - Qingdao, China

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Qingdao is a major city in the east of Shandong Province on China's Yellow Sea coast. As of 2014, Qingdao had a population of 9,046,200.

Tsingtao Beer was introduced to the United States in 1972, and soon became the top-selling Chinese beer in the U.S. market. It was founded in 1903 by German settlers in Qingdao. Its logo displays an image of Zhan Qiao, a pier on Qingdao's southern shore. Tsingtao Brewery is the second largest brewery in China.

Beijing’s Blue Skies

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Archery Tag

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Afternoon Snooze In Beijing

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Spring in Beijing

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Korean Hotpot

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Jin Ding Xuan - Restaurant in Beijing, China

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This is one of my favorite dim sum places in Beijing

Beijing is getting warmer

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Ditan Park - Beijing, China

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Afternoon Snooze

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Jing A Brewery - Beijing

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Lanterns Lanterns Lanterns

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Lantern Festival

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First Snow of 2019

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Got ‘em