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Interesting article, thanks Patrick. However, I think the opening sentence, "As a region, western Sichuan and Yunnan encompass one of the most spectacular repositories of wildlife remaining in China" would be equally accurate if it said "...remaining in the world". I'm viewing this from outside China.

Hi Patrick, Nice article. However, there are options to your 90-hour trip via Urumqi: 80 hours via Baoji, or 76 hours via Turpan. No reason to take a detour up to Urumqi.

There will be much faster ways within about two years, if rail construction stays on schedule. —Fred

I find some Chinese medicines (Zhongyao) quite effective. As an example, for intestinal problems or diarrhea (I'm pretty nonchalant about sanitation, the cleanliness of dishes, and other matters), I take a little yellow pill, Berberine Hydrochloride. The common Chinese name is huangliansu.

Huangliansu is available in bottles of 100, at a cost of about US50¢. Some pharmacies don't stock it, as the profit is too low.

I take one to three pills, three times a day as needed, depending on how bad I feel. Usually the problem is completely cleared up in two days or less. Two pills once, and most mild problems are gone.

Ryan Drum, a well-known American herbalist, thinks this is an excellent treatment. He called it "a mild intestinal calmer".

Forget the Pepto-Bismol and Loperadine....


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