Travel in China 2013 – Inner Mongolia

The Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region of northern China bordering Mongolia. Fixed 1 183 000 km2 for 24 706 321 people, its population density is very low compared to the rest of China (a reminder of France is 675 417 km2, is less than half the area, for 65 800 000 d’habitant, capita is five times more !). Main reason for this, territory is covered steppes principlament, high plateaus and desert (Gobi). Continue reading

Beijing, back.

Here I am back from my trip to 10 days in Beijing. I can say that I took feast my eyes and I have met many people of different nationalities during my stay (Chinese, English, American, Spanish, Colombian, Costa-rica-ien?… ). It gave me a lot of good to get this international social and nightlife, and it allowed me to stretch my English a little that I did not have much chance to talk in recent years. I have also discovered another facet of China very different from what I had already explored, with enquiquinements, moments rigollots, sometimes surprising gastronomy, its shopping and mentality well apart. In this post, I suggest you some pictures of my last visits : The Towers of the Bell and Drum, the Great Wall, la Factory 798, and finally the Olympic Park with a series in Black & White and an overview of shopping done on site!
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Beijing : first visits

Here is a small report of my picture 3 days on Beijing. Program, the Tienanmen place, les Hutongs (old traditional neighborhood), very impressive (by their size) Summer Palace and Forbidden City, and finally the Palace of Heaven and restaurant Yunnan frankly too typical for my taste. All this in a dry heat and stifling (between 33 and 35 degrees in the shade) I can tell you that the visits were grueling. However I took eyeful!
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Arrival in China & Shopping !

Here I am in Beijing for now 2 days, I have not yet moved too, time to get over the jet lag put me in the bath and celebrate family reunions around a few Tsing Tao, my favorite Chinese beer.
But we never change… soon happened that I came across the official GBA games sold in China under the brand IQUE and sold in boxes of NDS. Exotic versions still uncommon to be added to my collection.
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Chine J-3

More than 3 days before I left for China, impatience begins to gain ground, I can not wait to get on the plane on Wednesday to go find my brother moved to Beijing, China's megalopolis. I am tempted to say that I know well because China, besides having lived almost 2 ans à Hong Kong, I often visited the region of Guangdong and Guangxi Zhuang once south in the cities of Guilin (you know where to place the end of the story of Shenmue 2) et de Yangshuo, Xingping, Who is.
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Made In Korea Vol-1 (Super Comboy)

Here is a small cardboard straight from South Korea. But what can it contain? I give you a clue : this is a magnificent piece of retro-gaming with the name 슈퍼 컴보이 (it should not really help you? ^^). Then you have found ? Yes I'm sure you've seen the look below.

Well it contains a “Super Comboy”! Kezako one Super Comboy? It's just a Super Nintendo officially sold in South Korea by Hyndai. Moreover it is NTSC 60hz so it would be even more of a Super Famicom Korean, although there is clearly marked above Super Nintendo. For info, controllers have long cables like we had in Europe and its original adapter plugs that has the same home and a 110/220v switch. In short a real small hybrid. But let the technical side and space for pictures as I propose here a side by side unique because it is the Super Comboy with its version of Super Mario All Stars Korean next to his Japanese counterpart, one Super Famicom (with its version of Super Mario All Stars also):

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