Archive for July, 2007

the Gates of Japan

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

I saw 1,000 toriis in Kyoto. Did you hear me, ONE THOUSAND TORIIS!! Going up the side of a mountain. Creating a tunnel of red, orange, pink and mauve through a forest of green and moss. UNREAL. This is DEFINITELY where Christo and Jean-Claude developed their idea for the Gates in Central Park. C’mon Christo, […]

Back to Tokyo

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Coming back to Tokyo felt like coming home to New York. By the time my sister and I got to the airport in Beijing to head back, we were pros at the aggressive, non-waiting-in-lines way of life in China. Going to the money exchange to turn our yuan back to yen required a football style […]

Guilin, China reportage

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Guilin, in the Guanxi province of China, is in the southern part of the country, unlike Beijing. As such, it is somewhat tropical. It rains heavily every day at 4 pm. The feeling is lush and the landscape is gorgeous. It is really more the China I imagined than Beijing. There are majestic mountains, pagodas, […]

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