Jilin Tidbits

My visit to Tumen ended appropriately: with another scheduled power outage, so I couldn't make a final post from the cozy, non-time constrained, free internet at Trista's. But here I am, waiting up late at the Beijing hostel for my turn at the internet to bring you, dear readers, this:
  • Careful - cobra: part 2
  • Our visit to Hunchun, where Russia, North Korea, and China meet, was eventful. Trista and I watched some serious diplomacy going down
  • "Look, I'm in Russia" ("please take our picture")

  • Saturday October 28 2006File under: travel, China

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    on Sun 29th Oct, 2006 04:56 pm UTC Jule said:
    So the Russian border isn't very heavily guarded?
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    on Mon 30th Oct, 2006 12:49 am UTC Wren said:
    I'm pretty sure this wasn't the official crossing. We didn't get a passport stamp or anything. And if they were to heavily guard their border, they would need their whole population and then some to keep watch.
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    on Mon 30th Oct, 2006 04:34 am UTC Jule (tee hee...Andrew again!) said:
    ...go crazy?
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    on Mon 30th Oct, 2006 07:22 am UTC Horge said:
    In that diplomacy picture, all those people and SUVs, is that piece of land Russia or Kim-jong-il-ville?
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    on Mon 30th Oct, 2006 08:17 am UTC Jule said:
    Don't mind if I do!
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    on Mon 30th Oct, 2006 01:30 pm UTC Wren said:
    Horge, in the dipomacy picture, it is Democratic Republic of Korea just across the river. In the picture of us watching them, it is pretty much all Russia (you can see the border fence near my left wrist).
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    on Mon 30th Oct, 2006 01:47 pm UTC trista said:
    My experienced experts have confirmed to me that the commie diplomat with the less leisurely stride sure is North Korean. Making us witnesses to their pleasure tour during a series of less leisurely border meetings. (I hear North Korea is finally disclosing their knowledge of kimchee and its endless health advantages to the Chinese. ie: SARS repellent, nuclear radiation block, etc. etc. etc.)
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    on Mon 30th Oct, 2006 04:17 pm UTC Horge said:
    Kim-chee is awesome stuff! In addition to thwarting terrorism, neo-expressionism and capitalist-imperialism, it also makes for an excellent topic when conversing with hot North Korean chicks trying to escape with you and your passport. Trust me. Just flash your passport to them, start talking about kim-chee to them and they'll be all over you like flies on honey. Or like fries on kim-chee, in this case.
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    on Tue 31st Oct, 2006 05:18 pm UTC Chris said:
    Glad I saw your pic of the border, my boss was about to send a couple F-22's over to take out whatever unknown threat was crossing the boarder. Luckily I let 'em know it was just you guys, now they're sending in three.
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    on Tue 31st Oct, 2006 07:42 pm UTC Chris said:
    Glad I saw your pic of the border, my boss was about to send a couple F-22's over to take out whatever unknown threat was crossing the boarder. Luckily I let 'em know it was just you guys, now they're sending in three.
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