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Back In Blistering Beijing

June 11th 2007
After Xian and the warriors we took a train into coal country in the city of Datong. Not a pretty place. It was actually one of the ugliest cities I've ever seen, though worth a short trip. Upon arriving we met a few other travelers and checked into the same hotel. We then, including our new found Swiss friends (fondly referred to as the Swiss Franks) went to make our way to the Hanging Monestary ... read more
Asia » China » Shanxi » Datong

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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