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A Chinese City Trifecta: From Xian to Beijing to Shanghai

March 13th 2009
Greetings -  While recovering from "Plague '09," we got a little behind on the blog, but here we are, reporting on our two week run through Xian, Beijing, and Shanghai. Transitioning from Yunnan province to China's big cities was a little rough.  We went from blue skies and gorgeous countryside to cold, imposing and gray cities.  But once we settled into our winter gear and our eyes adjusted t ... read more
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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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