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the water wheel in Lijiang old town  

the water wheel in Lijiang old town

See this tiger - before it's too late! (China part 1)

January 12th 2010
As I saw the imposing buildings of both sides of the Lao Cai - Hekou border I can honestly say I was nervous. To me China was the least known country I would be visiting. I was fully equipped with phrase book, point at it book and a fully recharged emotional battery after the fantastic friendships forged in Vietnam. These things I hoped would make the transition bearable. I'd heard nightmare s ... 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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