Winds Through the Grotesque Peaks Exactly Like a Blue Silk Ribbon
Lee and Sachi Lefever have been travelling the world and documenting it on their excellent site, The World Is Not Flat. (Disclosure, I had a hand in helping setting up the site, and it's hosted by my employer, Bryght, for which I do technical support.) As a guilty admission, I've only recently started following the site, mainly because early on I subscribed to their 'china' tag and only now are they writing extensively about their travels there. Check out their great articles about Hong Kong's modern efficiency, unidentifiable meat in Guangzhou and the gorgeous photos of Guilin (I always heard it was beautiful, and here's confirmation). The phrase “winds through the grotesque peaks exactly like a blue silk ribbon” is funny, partially because it reminds me of when I was in China, the Internet cafe I frequented asked me to help with the English on their sign. Let's just say some words on the sign did not exist at all in the language. They leave China in September, so it sounds like there's more to come about their adventures in the Middle Kingdom.