Friday, 1 July 2011

To Pingliang

I don't know if I wasn't paying attention as we came in to Xi'an, but
the landscape has changed a bit. As we drove out there was that thing
I love at home up round Casterton and Coleraine where you are drivng
along the flat and the valleys drop down away from the horizon.

Now we drive through proper hills. Many of them have the caves dug
back into them that I remember from years ago when I caught the train
from Xi'an to Beijing. All the reds and greens have been left behind
and the hills are shades of honey mustard and khaki.

The new truck, Asima, has new people, new drivers and a new
organisational system. I am working hard on remembering that it is
different, not wrong.

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