Date registered: January 25, 2011
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Don't hit the guy in front.
Don't hit government vehicles.
Stop on red IF there is a traffic cop standing there.
We can argue about temperatures until the cows come home, and for political reasons, many people do. That is why the term 'global warming' has been superseded by the term 'climate change'.
As for the future. An important ecological presupposition is that an environment cannot be destroyed, only modified. The earths environment may be modified to a point where the earth can no longer support human life at the levels we have been used to. What happens then? Perhaps a lot of techno-fixes, to create micro climates that are less stressful for human life.
Perhaps, Africa will become more temperate, and other areas of the globe will become more hostile to life. Perhaps the droughts and famines will visit Europe and the Americas.
In nature, where the environment changes faster than animals can evolve, there is 'cultural evolution'. This is where animals change thier behavior in order to survive. The finches in the Galapagos isands are an example of this, where different species feed at different levels of the same tree, as a way of avoiding direct competition with other species. Personally, I think there is room for humans to undergo more cultural evolution.
Whatever the arguments about global warming.
Whoever is to blame.
DianChi is green with algae, and unsafe to swim in.
Urban air pollution/smog is recognised as a major problem in China.
Is that the same PLA general who says that bird flu is part of US psyche warfare?
Some people may naively come a long way, and spend a lot of money getting to there.
Only after they have been there a few days, may they think that they have been duped. If that is the case, they may also feel exploited, especially if on a travel visa and not enough money to stay somewhere else.
You should be able to get a small ass propane tank. they come in several sizes. the one I would get is total height including valve and handle approx 15" and they weigh about 30lbs.
These you should be able to get from the same guy who sells the big ass tanks. because they are refillable and use the same filling mechanism as the big ass ones. Hence my suggestion to flag down the guy, or ask a restarant for the name of a supplier.
The problem with with most cannisters, is finding a supplier and getting replen in a strange city, also the cost. You also said you wanted to avoid the city. Most towns will be able to top you up with propane.
An alternative is hexamine blocks, white bricks that burn in a grate. They are adequate but taint your food.
The other alternative is a petrol stove. These are actually a very good alternative, they prefer unleaded (burns cleaner). Not sure if you can get these in china. Some are expensive, especially if brass. However, I used to have a cheap russian steel self priming stove, just as good. Superfast heating.
Just remember to use away from the vehicle, and that petrol fumes are heavier than air and run along the ground (this is the main thing that catches people out). Store your fuel downhill of the vehicle/tent and flames. Fill your cooker downhill of where you will use it.
This assumes you can get a petrol stove in china.
I was getting mixed up with the other international clinic that was open on XiYuan Lu, but the block is now under re-development.
I blame the confusion on pre-senile dementia, and the resurection of a 3 year old thread.
If this is the one next to the DVD store, it is very small. There always seems to be a hive of activity for repairs.
Lots of Mt Bike frames, tires and some accessories hanging from the ceiling. Not big on bike sales is the impression I got.
Staff seem friendly and helpful.
The fact it is busy is a good sign.
Had the pizza this time.
Large is about 9-10". Not expensive and well prepared. Choice of thick or thin crust. I had the bacon pizza. Fine.
Coffee, as always I now go for the basic coffee. In the past I ordered a Columbian coffee at extra expense. However, I am pretty sure it was just Yunnan coffee in a different cup.
French fries, you get a largish portion.
Brownies fine, but the cheesecake better.
Sandwiches are large bread rolls. If you are not big eaters a sandwich will do for 2 people.
Toilet was really clean and 'fresh'. Now that is worth an extra star on its own.
Monday, May 20
Crafted Cocktails Night: Design your own cocktails from our special menu of liquors, flavors and presentation. Live music starts at 9:00pm, free entry
Burger Night! From 5-9pm buy 2 get 1 free on all Camel Bar burgers
Open Mic Jam Session: hosted by Philippe with 1 free beer for performers, 9pm, free entry
Student Day! Play all boardgames for free with purchase of 1 drink, 2pm
International language exchange with hosts Dave and Salina, 8pm, free entry
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