When I Get Bored With Flying Airplanes

By James Fallows

I may try flying a board. I have to say that this looks extremely dangerous but even more extremely fun.



Getting on a "real" airplane now for the 14-hour haul to Beijing. For a reminder of Beijing's and China's most unignorable challenge, see this report and these recent shots, from Sinocism and Business Insider.

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I will try to get a few dispatches composed en route. If you're going to either the Beijing or the Shanghai literary festivals this next week, see you there. 

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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/02/when-i-get-bored-with-flying-airplanes/273602/