Monday, March 28, 2011

Pure Water

Today we changed the water filter in our house...and this is what it looked like. Recently, a local friend observed us fixing the hostel water filter and commented, "You don't need one of those here! We have some of the cleanest water in China here in Kangding!" True. Very true statement. And I very much appreciate living "up stream" and right beneath the snow runoff of 20,000ft peaks. But I think I'm still going to keep using our water filter.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jens & Zuzka

In the middle of snow storms and closures, a couple made it through and gave us some charming company: Jens & Zuzka.  They also painted the dorm hallway for several days, which was a fabulous help.  There website "Pedalum" is gorgeous, and even includes translation on the right side bar if you can't read Czech or German. I hope we meet again someday!