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Gyantse dzong

Heading West, Tibet

September 13th 2005
Hi, The day finally arrived. The permits for going to western Tibet were issued. My group included a couple from Spain that were really cool, fun to talk to, like photography, etc. and a strange Italian man, a 66 years old single guy, that speaks only a little English and hates everything about life. We made some final arrangements and bought some goodies in Lhasa for the way, and hit the road in ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet

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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