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Shanghai Interlude

December 8th 2008
My cousin Alison lives in Shanghai now, with her husband Piers and their new 4-month old, Ruby. I haven't seen her in more than 5 years and since I was in the vicinity it seemed like the ideal opportunity. So after emails from Alison with some paperwork and two trips to the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo, bingo: a visa. The flight is just over 2 hours and I landed at the new airport East of the ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai

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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