Saturday, January 30, 2010

Postcard from Taiyuan

There was no discernible pollution from the minute I arrived at around 7:30 a.m. until the late afternoon -- a whisk of blue was in the sky, actually -- and then the sun went down to illuminate all that lurks in twilight.

Capital of Coal Province

By the way, I'm blogging from a 70-kuai hotel room (I overpaid) with no shortage of small cockroaches, a picture of a half-naked woman on the wall and porn lights. These are what porn lights look like:

This was before I figured out the combination of buttons to turn on the fluorescent. The flashing blue and red don't stop though.

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