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Jíníng, Inner Mongolia, China (中国，内蒙古，集宁) — In a land where winters are cold and lasting, the people rely on yànmài (燕麦, Oats), originally from the alpine areas of Shaanxi. Yóu miàn (莜面, oat flour) helps the body resist hunger and cold; it also aids in protecting the liver, kidneys, replenishing [...]Continue Reading →
Jíníng, Inner Mongolia, China 集宁区 — It’s the day of my recipe lessons. I wake up in my sleeping bag, my back sore from the hard surfaced kàng. I have the natural need to use the bathroom but have a little stage fright knowing my options; trough in the backyard [...]Continue Reading →
Jining, Inner-Mongolia, China — After nine hours by train from Beijing to Jining, I’m happy to say I’ve arrived. Given we left at 9:32am, I thought we wouldn’t need a hard-sleeper and opted for the hard seat. My bottom is still zinging from the pain. We arrived at 6:15pm, on time!
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