New Featured Sunset Header for May 2016


Mongolian Sunset by Andy Smart

“Andy Smart quit the UK ten years ago and now lives in Beijing. So far he has visited half of China’s provinces recording each journey in his own unique streetwise style. He has also been a teacher since 1991 developing his own successful TEFL package for spoken English in the PRC.”

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Andy’s About…on his blog site adds interest and a want to read more. Look at the photo of Andy setting up camp in the Khuren Uul Mountain Pass area near the Northern Mongolian/Russian border, and you know there is exciting adventure in his writing. Believe me, his travels had ups and downs, from his goodbye to the UK, his one way ticket to China, and his “mad-cap adventure winds its way through Tibet, the Yunnan, Guanxi, Sichuan and Shaanxi Provinces,” to his “Multi-entry trials and tribulations meandering across Chinese borders.”

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The excerpt below is from Andy’s first published book, Just Turn Left at the Mountain. The blog post’s main focus is on his trek in Mongolia. After all, the featured sunset header’s a Mongolian Sunset, and today is Monday, the second of May. Monday was one of Andy’s stress free days nine years ago in the middle of Mongolia.

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“ Another Monday! A crazy morning of river crossings in the jeep, down the Orlon River Valley to the Hangayn Naruu National Park. River crossings are just completely wicked by the way. A hike up the sacred mountain of Khairkhan Uul to the Tuukhen Monastery. Not a bad way to start the week hey! So peaceful high up in the mountains; eagles circling closely both above and below with thick endless forests and hills surrounding us somewhere in the middle of Mongolia. If only all Mondays could be this stress free we’d live a lot longer.” (Chapter 12 – Mongolia – Where the Eagle Hunters Live – page 273)

Image 4-27-16 at 2.58 PMAndy has a second book in the works. It’s based on a long driving journey from Beijing through the Hexi Corridor, the Gansu and Qinghai provinces to Xinjang, then to Kashgar and back to Beijing via Xian. He will live 50% of the time out of the back of his jeep! It promises to be another fast moving adventure story on China’s open road. Until then…

Read Just Turn Left at the Mountain…written in entertaining, and somewhat strong language. Click on the link to visit his blog site, and find out where to buy the book.



About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences.
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32 Responses to New Featured Sunset Header for May 2016

  1. Woah Elizabeth — that’s a fantastic sunset. Wow. Nice to read about Andy too. Have a wonder-filled week. Mega hugs!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks so much, Teagan! Andy’s quite the storyteller! Entertaining and somewhat strong language writing style. His take on driving experiences in Beijing and the provinces sounds nerve wracking! The book shows the country’s beauty as well as its “dark, and forbidding places.” Have a beautiful week! Tons of hugs back! 💛 Elizabeth

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  2. Beautiful sunset and the book sounds like quite an adventure. Best of luck to Andy. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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  3. C.E.Robinson says:

    Glad you liked the sunset, Diana! Andy’s book is quite the adventure story! Much better than a dry travel guide! His writing style is a page-turner! You get the stark truth with his off the beaten track travels in China! Happy Week back! 💛 Elizabeth

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  4. Wonderful post and gorgeous sunset!

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  5. Wow. A breathtaking sunset.
    Andy is an interesting fellow and his travel excepts are fantastic.

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  6. C.E.Robinson says:

    Tess, good thoughts for your regrouping plan. Hoping it will benefit you too Take care, my friend! 💛Elizabeth


  7. The Hook says:

    Stunning sunset, Elizabeth.
    Almost as stunning as your soul, my friend.

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  8. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Check out the review of Andy Smart’s book and blog! -OM
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  9. sheldonk2014 says:

    Just dropped by to say hello
    Thank you for visiting
    A good photography is hard to find
    As always Sheldon

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  10. A lovely photo for your blog! And it is wonderful to learn about Andy’s work too 🙂

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  11. The two of you compliment eachother’s skills in writing and photography. Keep sharing the stories and providing those magnificent sunsets.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks so much Dr. J., for your comment. I actually felt in tune with Andy when I wrote up his post. I’m looking forward to his next book and I’ve asked for more sunsets to feature! 💛 Christine Elizabeth

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