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The Gorges

The beginning of the Three Gorges River Cruise
Slow Boat Through China

October 24th 2009
Slow Boat Through China Climbing onto the bus which would take me to the pier in nearby Yichang, I began wondering just what I had gotten myself into. I had been spent the past 36 hours in buses, trains, cars, and tourist offices. It had been over 2 days since I had enjoyed the luxury of a hot shower, or the comfort of a real bed. And I was now consigning myself to yet another bus r ... 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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