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China Trip: Days 1 & 2 - Beijing

October 8th 2007
Day 1 - Arrival in Beijing On Saturday morning, October 6th, USA time, I lifted off the ground in Columbia, SC en route to Washington Dulles, where I connected with my United Airlines 747 13 hour nonstop flight to Beijing. Everything went well. No delays, no problems, a smooth flight. I had stayed up all night to maximize my chances of sleeping on this flight. I was lucky to have no o ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing

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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